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The Role of Switzerland’s Foreign Policy in the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

27 August 2020

Our new Research Brief lists actions that countries should take to ensure that their foreign policy is consistent with the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas, adopted by the United Nations in 2018.

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New Research Project Addresses the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

25 August 2020

Our new research project will provide substantive support to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voulé.

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Professor Gloria Gaggioli Is the New Director of the Geneva Academy

24 August 2020

Professor Gloria Gaggioli is the new Director of the Geneva Academy. In this new role, she will provide vision and guidance to anchor the role of the Geneva Academy as a centre for academic excellence that provides high-quality education, training and research in international law in armed conflict and in human rights.

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The Geneva Human Rights Platform Inputs the Final Stage of the UN Treaty Body Review 2020 Process

11 August 2020

The written submission includes all the proposals developed by the Geneva Human Rights Platform since the beginning of the process. They are the outcome of a multi-year process of academic research and consultations, along with multi-stakeholder consultations.

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New Offer: Online Short Courses in Transitional Justice

10 August 2020

For the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, we are offering two new online short courses in transitional justice, designed for human rights practitioners and professionals working in post-conflict or post-authoritarian contexts who wish to acquire an extensive knowledge of international human rights law in transitions.

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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

28 July 2020

Mohibullah Taib is an Afghan diplomat in charge of human rights at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN in Geneva. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it will bring to his career.

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Armed Conflicts in Ukraine: Updates on our RULAC Online Portal

23 July 2020

Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal monitors the three armed conflicts that are currently taking place in Ukraine. Each conflict has been updated to include recent developments, which do not affect our current classification.

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LLM Students Develop Practical Cases for the ICRC on How IHL Applies in Armed Conflict

21 July 2020

Two students enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Marishet Mohammed Hamza from Ethiopia and Virginia Raffaeli from Italy – developed for the ICRC online casebook How does Law Protect in War? 26 practical cases that show how IHL applies in contemporary armed conflicts.

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Students organized a panel discussion on transitional justice in central asia and Georgia

14 July 2020

During the discussion, the panelists addressed the state of transitional justice issues as well as the challenges in dealing with the past, present and future of Transitional Justice in post-Soviet states. 

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The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights will Turn 10: Our Contribution

7 July 2020

The Geneva Academy supports the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights' project for the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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