When and why are women killed because they are women and men because they are men? What is the particular threat and risk to the LGBTI community and how to address multiple discrimination?
Jointly with the UN Special Rapporteur (SR) on Extrajudicial Executions, Dr Agnes Callamard, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Geneva Academy organized on 30 March 2017 an Expert Meeting on a ‘Gender Sensitive Approach to Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings’.
This meeting served to inform the first report of the SR to the Human Rights Council to be presented in June this year. It brought together academics, civil society representatives and practitioners and aimed at reviewing the SR’s preliminary findings and recommendations, particularly with regard to a conceptual and normative approach to a gender sensitive approach to extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, the scope of violations that ought to be considered and the accountability and prevention implications.
Hosted by the South Asian University and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) at the South Asian University campus, the New Delhi meeting brought in specialists from the region to share their views on the future of UN treaty bodies.
The deadline to submit papers in the context of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 has been extended until the end of September 2017.
Social media companies have stepped up efforts to spot hate speech as well as ‘terrorist’ and ‘violent extremist’ content, thereby becoming the de facto regulators of online content.
This course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
This 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.
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; we are undertaking research to explore these implications.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
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.