15 March 2022
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 latest Research Brief delves into the content and genesis of the recent General Comment issued by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances on enforced disappearances in the context of migration.
Following Sierra Leone and Grenada, the third and final UN human rights treaty body follow-up review pilot will take place in Fiji with the participation of three Pacific Small Island Developing States, namely Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu.
This one-night-only film screening of The Recovery Channel will dissect this intersection and address the human rights violations witnessed in today's mental health care system and practices.
At this event co-hosted by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, several UN experts will provide their perspective on what is at stake when framing the ongoing spectacular and slow violence against Palestinians in Gaza.
Participants in this training course, made of two modules, will examine the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights and the environment, familiarizing themselves with the respective implementation and enforcement mechanisms.
This training course will examine how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been utilized to advance the concept of business respect for human rights throughout the UN system, the impact of the Guiding Principles on other international organizations, as well as the impact of standards and guidance developed by these different bodies.