Co-organized with the Commonwealth Secretariat, it will focus on the implementation of the latest recommendations issued by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The delegation travelling to Grenada to exchange with national actors will include representatives from the Geneva Human Rights Platform and the Commonwealth Secretariat, members of the CEDAW and CRC and relevant staff representing the Central America Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Multi-Country Office (MCO).
Given the number of concluding observations issued by the two Committees, the review will cluster the recommendations around a limited number of core themes. These will include the national machinery for the advancement of women, violence against women, juvenile justice, harmonization of legislation on child rights, corporal punishment and discrimination.
‘We look forward to this second pilot and broad participation from national actors, including governmental actors, representatives from the Office of the Ombudsman of Grenada, and civil society representatives’ explains Felix Kirchmeier, Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform.
Our Geneva Human Rights Platform organized – along with the Syria Offices of UNFPA, UNDP and OHCHR – a customized training course for UN staff in Syria.
From 23 to 24 March 2022, the Geneva Human Rights Platform conducted in Grenada, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, its second pilot of a UN treaty bodies (TBs) focused review – designed to discuss how countries implement specific recommendations issued by UN TBs between sessions.
This event marks the official launch of the updated Istanbul Protocol, with Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, together with representatives of the core UN anti-torture mechanisms and other international human rights bodies.
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This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
This research project, aimed via the drafting of a practitioners’ guide on human rights and countering corruption, to clarify the conceptual relationship between human rights, good governance and anticorruption, demonstrate the negative impact of corruption on human rights and provide guidance and make practical recommendations for effectively using the UN human rights system in anti-corruption efforts.
This project aims at providing support to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voulé by addressing emerging issues affecting civic space and eveloping tools and materials allowing various stakeholders to promote and defend civic space.