During one week, ten Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Iranian university teachers and scholars deepened their knowledge and expertise of UN human rights mechanisms during a customized training course co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.
Participants had the opportunity, via lectures by experts, interactive exercises, and direct observation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process and the work of UN treaty bodies, to familiarize themselves with the UN human rights machinery.
This customized training course is an off spring of our traditional annual course Leading in the UN Human Rights Council.
Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Criminal Law tells us about the programme and its novelties for the upcoming academic year.
Florimont Poirier, a Canadian and French dual-national, joined the Executive Master in 2013, while working in Geneva at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. He tells us about the programme and what it brought to his career.
The Transitional Justice Spring School 2018 aims to address the roles of memory and culture in transitional justice processes through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme.
This course examines one of the main purpose of international humanitarian law (IHL), which is to mitigate human suffering caused by war. It enables a careful evaluation of the various IHL rules intended to help protect vulnerable persons, such as civilians and prisoners of war, as well as property during armed conflict.
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.
This project aims to support efforts to strengthen the promotion and protection of the rights of peasants, and in particular to provide expert support to the negotiations taking place at the Human Rights Council.