Vanessa Passos Araújo/ILAC
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.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
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’.
On 17–18 October 2018, the two coordinators of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, Felix Kirchmeier and Kamelia Kemileva, participated in Oslo in a conference on the role that domestic human rights actors play towards the 2020 review of United Nations treaty bodies.
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.
This short course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
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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.