February: Two Lectures by Michael Sfard, a Leading Israeli Lawyer Defending Palestinian Victims of Israeli Occupation

Cover page of the book The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights Cover page of the book The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights

29 January 2018

Michael Sfard, a prominent Israeli human rights lawyer, will give two lectures in the week of 26 February. Michael Sfard is one of the co-founders of the NGO Yesh Din, specialized in the defence of Palestinian victims of Israeli occupation, and its current legal advisor.

The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights

The first conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva on 26 February, at Uni-Mail (40, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve) at 18:15 in the auditorium MS150. Michael Sfard will present his newly released new book, The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Metropolitan Books, 2018.

Protecting Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: New Trends and Challenges

On 28 February, at 12:30, a talk will take place at the Maison de la Paix, auditorium B; he will address the following issue: Protecting Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: new trends and challenges.

More information will circulate in February about these two important lectures.

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

Professor Gloria Gaggioli during an IHL class of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights News

Gloria Gaggioli Appointed SNF Professor at the University of Geneva

15 March 2018

Gloria Gaggioli has been appointed Swiss National Fund (SNF) Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva where she will lead a four-year research project on ‘Preventing and Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Towards an Empirico-Legal Approach’.

Read more

UN Headquarters in New York: a view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors’ Entrance News

Our Publication on the United Nations Treaty Bodies Presented in New York

5 June 2018

On 29–30 May 2018, our Manager of Policy Studies, Felix Kirchmeier, presented our publication Optimizing the UN Treaty Body System in New York to the Chairpersons of United Nations treaty bodies, diplomats and civil society representatives.

Read more

 Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. 22 June 1990 Event

Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

18 July 2019, 18:00-19:30

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, will reflect on the current human rights challenges and how to move the human rights agenda forward.

Read more

A woman working in a laboratory in a orchid farm Event

Integrating a Gender Perspective in Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: From Guidance to Implementation

27 June 2019, 13:00-14:00

In this panel discussion, representatives from states, businesses and civil society will share their views and responses on the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ Gender Framework and Guidance.

Read more

A general view of participants during of the 33nd ordinary session of the Human Rights Council. Training

The Universal Periodic Review and the UN Human Rights System: Raising the Bar on Accountability

30 September - 4 October 2019

This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.

Read more

Panel Discussion: Project

Treaty Body Members’ Platform

Started in January 2014

The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.

Read more

Libya, Misrata, Tripoli Street. Combattants carefully move into a building. Project

Armed Non-State Actors and the Protection of Civilians

Completed in March 2010

This research project looked at the reactions to norms of more than 30 armed groups worldwide.

Read more