The Academic Platform to Treaty Body Review 2020 as hosted by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has just been enriched by its fourth regional consultation, which took place on July 20-21 in Nairobi, Kenya. Hosted by Strathmore University Law School, together with the Universities of Nairobi and Pretoria, the Africa consultation gathered academics, civil society and persons involved in Treaty Body and African (or regional) human rights mechanisms to discuss their views on the 2020 Treaty Body Review as initiated in 2014 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Complementarity with the African human rights mechanisms, maximizing the effectiveness of Treaty Body activity and increasing Treaty Body accessibility in the region were amongst the issues discussed during the two days consultation.
The Geneva Academy is now looking forward to the remaining regional consultations to the Academic Platform, which will take place in Amman 21-22 of August and New Delhi 6-7 of October 2017.
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The Geneva Academy informed, via an official submission, the chairpersons of all UN human rights treaty bodies about the latest developments of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020.
The deadline to submit papers in the context of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 has been extended until the end of September 2017.
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This course, ahead of the main UN Human Rights Council session, allows participants to develop their network and acquire the necessary skills to lead and perform effectively in this major forum for human rights diplomacy.
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Cette formation en ligne permet d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC), des obligations des états et des mécanismes chargés de les protéger et de surveiller leur mise en œuvre.
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.
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.