Vanessa Passos Araújo/ILAC
13 December 2018
Our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR), Dr Christophe Golay, trained last week 40 Tunisian administrative judges on the justiciability of ESCR.
Organized by the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Bar Association's Human Right Institute (IBAHRI) and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the training course addressed issues like the normative content of ESCR, adjudication before national courts, states’ obligations, violations of ESCR and mechanisms to protect these rights at the national and international levels.
‘It was the first time that Tunisian judges were trained on the justiciability of ESCR and there was a lot of interest among the audience’ underlines Dr Christophe Golay.
‘While Tunisia’s new constitution, adopted in 2014, recognizes a large number of economic, social and cultural rights, jurisprudence is still very scarce on this issue. This training course precisely aimed at addressing this gap and responded to a recommendation by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that Tunisian judges should be trained on the adjudication of ESCR before national courts’ he explains.
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Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
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This training course explores the relationship between economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provides participants with practical tools to include ESCR and the SDGs in their work.
This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of human rights and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing human rights mechanisms. The 2019 edition will dedicate special attention to plastic pollution.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.
This project aims to raise awareness about the complementarity of human rights and development by analyzing the relationship between economic, social and cultural rights and global development goals, namely the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000 and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015.