Portrait of Dominique Luchsinger Faret>
Dominique Luchsinger Faret is a lawyer in Chile, currently pursuing a PhD in human rights, democracy and international justice at the University of Valencia, where she also did her master's degree.
Her doctoral research focuses on the human right to water and sanitation and its interrelation with other economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR), including the right to food, and the protection of the environment.
She just started as Visiting Fellow at the Geneva Academy and will stay with us until July 2022.
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Carrying out a fellowship at the Geneva Academy is a great opportunity to learn and connect with high-level researchers, allowing me to expand my knowledge of human rights, with a particular focus on ESCR.
The Geneva Academy is a cosmopolitan and interesting community that offers the possibility to participate in key discussions on human rights. I will also participate as a lecturer in the training course Building Back Better: A Focus on the Right to Health and the Right to Food.
During this fellowship, the focus of my research will be on deepening the understanding of the interrelation of the right to water and sanitation and other rights such as the right to food, as well as analysing the relevance of including the right to water and sanitation in National Constitutions for its full realization. I will be taking as an example the Chilean Constitutional Convention currently in progress.
Access to water is essential to achieve almost every other human right. Consequently, the recognition and protection of the human right to water and sanitation should be a priority for all countries, but unfortunately, not every national constitution recognizes and guarantees this right.
I hope that this research will be a small contribution to highlighting the importance of full recognition of the human right to water and sanitation.
I expect to advance in my research and to learn points of view from more experienced researchers about the topics of my investigation, all of which will be very enriching.
Portrait of Dominique Luchsinger Faret
Dominique Luchsinger Faret, a lawyer in Chile and doctoral student at the University of Valencia just started as Visiting Fellow at the Geneva Academy and will stay with us until July 2022.
The project aims at implementing the rights of peasants in 10 countries of the Global South: Philippines, India Nepal, Kenya, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Bolivia and Mexico.
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This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
This project examines the relationship between the right to food and gender equality in ensuring food security in the context of land commercialization in two case-study countries, Cambodia and Ghana.
The project will notably identify the main opportunities and obstacles to protect the right to seeds in Europe. It will also discuss how to promote changes in European laws, policies and trade agreements to ensure that they do not infringe, but facilitate the realization of peasants’ right to seeds.