In the context of our Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, an academic process contributing to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the General Assembly (GA), Columbia University in the city of New York hosted the regional consultation for North America and the English speaking Caribbean on 1-2 June 2017.
Participating academics, NGO representatives and treaty body (TB) members focused on the meaning of the TB system in politically challenging times and examined possibilities for improving the impact of TB processes that are achievable under current mandates and without additional GA resolutions.
The meeting concluded with calls for stronger collaboration within the system and a principled reinforcement of the insistence on state obligations of reporting and implementation in line with the treaty missions of promoting and protection human rights.
The report of the consultation will be published shortly.
In the context of our Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, an academic process contributing to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the General Assembly, we held two regional consultations, for Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Our new publication examines how the right to life is affected by law enforcement agencies’ use of force and identifies how the HRC could further promote respect for international standards governing policing.
This side-event at the UN Human Rights Council will discuss the applicability of existing human rights instruments to activities in cyber-space.
This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of human rights (HR) and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing HR mechanisms.
The Geneva Academy is coordinating the academic input to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the UN General Assembly via the creation of an academic network of independent researchers, a call for papers, a series of regional consultations, annual conferences in Geneva, as well as ongoing interactions with key stakeholders.
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This project, launched in 2016, examines different concepts of universality, maps contemporary challenges to the principle of HR universality in the context of specific themes covered by the HRC and discusses the role of the HRC in the promotion and protection of universally guaranteed HR.