25 January 2021
At an online high-level meeting organized by Colombia’s Constitutional Court, our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Dr Christophe Golay will present the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Living in Rural Areas (UNDROP) and its potential to protect the rights of peasants in the country.
Other speakers and participants include current and former Presidents of Colombia, as well as the judges of Colombia’s Constitutional Court.
This participation forms part of our work to ensure the UNDROP implementation on the ground by developing tools and guidance for various stakeholders, training relevant constituencies, raising awareness of decision-makers and focusing on specific rights enshrined in the Declaration.
‘It is a great opportunity to present our work on the rights of peasants at this high-level meeting. Exchanging with constitutional court judges, the current President and his predecessors about the rights of peasants and raising their awareness about the rights enshrined in the Declaration and their respective roles and responsibilities to protect them are key to ensure changes on the ground’ underlines Dr Golay.
In this interview, Émilie Charpentier, currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
Two years have passed since the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. On this occasion, we are launching, together with the International Land Coalition, an easy-to-use manual that looks into how this historical declaration can be used to protect the right to land.
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This online event – co-organized with the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland – will discuss the Council’s membership and internal dynamics, as well as selected mechanisms.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré