News

A Conference in Oslo to Discuss the Future of United Nations Treaty Bodies

9 November 2018

On 17–18 October 2018, the two coordinators of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, Felix Kirchmeier and Kamelia Kemileva, participated in Oslo in a conference on the role that domestic human rights actors play towards the 2020 review of United Nations treaty bodies.

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Expert Seminar on Domestic Stakeholders and the Treaty Body Review 2020

17-18 October 2018

This seminar, co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo, will address the role which domestic human rights actors play within the UN human rights treaty body system.

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The Consolidated Reporting Model and ‘Treaty Body Scheduler’ Presented for the First Time to UN Treaty Body Members

8 October 2018

Felix Kirchmeier, coordinator of the Geneva Human Rights Platform briefed the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the main proposals developed by the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020.

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Regional Consultations

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Conferences

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In 2020, the General Assembly will review its 2014 resolution on strengthening the treaty body system. To prepare for that review, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has launched an academic research project to look at options for reform and long-term sustainability of the treaty body system. The academic process is open to all relevant stakeholders, and I encourage all the academics in this audience to become involved. This is a key opportunity to help define the future of the Covenants and the treaty body system

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Timeframe

The project started in 2015 and will be completed in 2017. Discover its timeframe and key milestones.

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Documents

Find all the documents of the project: background paper, concept note, suggested research questions, as well as reports of regional consultations and annual conferences.

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Selected Contributions

Selected contributions by academics and academic institutions in relation to the review of UN treaty bodies.

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Call for Paper

To allow the broadest possible participation of all stakeholders, we invite input to this research project until the end of September 2017.

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TEAM

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Robert Kolb

Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Robert Kolb is a leading expert in international law and international humanitarian law and has published several books and articles on these topics.

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Felix Kirchmeier

Manager of Policy Studies and Coordinator of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

Felix Kirchmeier oversees the conceptualization, development and implementation of policy research at the Geneva Academy. He is also the Coordinator of the Geneva Human Rights Platform.

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Kamelia Kemileva

Co-Coordinator of the Geneva Human Rights Platform and Special Projects Manager

Kamelia Kemileva is Special Projects Manager and Co-Coordinator of the Geneva Academy Human Rights Platform.

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Miia Halme-Tuomisaari

Associate Research Fellow

Her areas of expertise include legal anthropology, international human rights, the history of human rights, migration and the UN treaty body system.

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Claire Callejon

Associate Research Fellow

Dr Claire Callejon has been part of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 since 2017. Her areas of expertise include international human rights law, the United Nations Human Rights machinery and refugee law.