17 September 2018
Our Senior Researcher Alice Priddy presented our research project on disability in armed conflict to the members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
‘It’s a great opportunity for us to exchange with CRPD members about our research project, to seek their views on the issue and discuss their role in better protecting the rights of persons with disabilities during and in the immediate aftermath of armed conflict’ underlines Alice Priddy.
Alice Priddy notably briefed Committee’s members on how international humanitarian law (IHL) should be read in light of the CRPD in various aspects of armed conflict, including within the conduct of hostilities, the treatment of prisoners of war or internees with a disability, the application of the CRPD in occupied territories (both state and non-state actor occupation), the provision of humanitarian aid, and the cessation of hostilities and inclusion of persons with disabilities in peace processes.
Approximately 500 million people with disabilities live in states affected by armed conflict. Despite this high number, persons with disabilities are often the forgotten victims of armed conflict.
The Geneva Academy is undertaking a three year project that seeks to improve the implementation and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities during and in the immediate aftermath of armed conflict by:
Results of the project will be presented in the first quarter of 2019.
Jointly with the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions, Dr Agnes Callamard, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Geneva Academy organized an Expert Meeting on a ‘Gender Sensitive Approach to Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings’.
Arthur Nguyen Dao
We awarded, during our 2017 Graduation Ceremony, three prizes to graduating students for their exceptional academic work: the Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize and the Best Master in Transitional Justice (MTJ) Paper Prize.
This event will present the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areasand discuss its contributions to the implementation of the UN Decade of Family Farming.
To close the third edition of the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference, Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will deliver a keynote address.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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.
This project analyzed how United Nations (UN) human rights treaty bodies and relevant UN Charter-based mechanisms and entities have addressed the implementation of the right to education and other relevant rights in armed conflict and armed violence.
Sandra Pointet / Geneva Academy
The digital age offers unique opportunities to strengthen human rights implementation and monitoring and has transformed the means through which human rights are exercised. Equally, the digital age poses unique challenges in ensuring that states and businesses respect and protect our rights in the digital forum. The full extent of the human rights implications of the digital age remain unknown.