About the Training Hub

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The Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) Training Hub organizes training courses – in Geneva and online – on the work of United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms and on specific human rights issues like the protection of human rights and the environment or human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals. It also provides customized training courses for international organizations, NGOs, governments, or National Human Rights Institutions.

Relying on our wide network of international experts and practitioners, both formulas provide participants with practical knowledge and insight into the functioning of UN human rights mechanisms.

A combination of theory and practical exercises conducted under the guidance of our lead trainers allows participants to put to test the knowledge acquired in order to enhance their future participation and engagement with the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms.

All participants in our training course have access – ahead, during and following their course – to a dedicated community platform (on Mighty Network). This community brings together all the participants of our courses who have unlimited access to the training materials and resources shared during the course and can exchange with all the GHRP Training Hub alumni.

The Geneva Academy’s “Protecting Human Rights and the Environment” course is incredibly well-rounded, featuring lectures and interactive sessions with experts in the field of human rights and the environment – from the course’s lead trainer, Ludovica Chiussi Curzi, an environmental and human rights lawyer involved in many landmark cases past and present to environmental treaty negotiators, academic specialists, civil society leaders and UN officials currently shaping the human rights and environment regime. Getting a handle on the relevant international institutions, instruments and mechanisms in the rapidly changing world of human rights and environmental law can be a bit daunting but I felt fully capable of engaging intelligently in discussions touching on both subjects after completing the course. I would recommend this course to lawyers and non-lawyers alike!

Claudia Cruz Leo

Australian Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva