The Geneva Human Rights Platform

The Geneva Human Rights Platform (HRP) provides a dynamic forum in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it enables various actors to become better connected, break down silos and, hence, advance human rights.

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Formal Input into the UN Secretary-General Report on the Reform of UN Treaty Bodies

18 March 2019

Our submission for the upcoming report of the United Nations Secretary-General – the final official input into the intergovernmental debate on the 2020 treaty body review  – summarizes the recommendations entailed in our publication Optimizing the UN Treaty Body System.

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Geneva Diplomats Briefed about New Research on the National Impact of United Nations Treaty Bodies

5 March 2019

As part of the Geneva Academy Fridays series, researchers from 20 countries briefed state representatives about their research on the national impact of the United Nations treaty bodies.

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A Workshop in Nairobi on the Digital Space and the Protection of Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly in Africa

26 February 2019

Our Research Fellow Dr Jonathan Andrew represented the Geneva Academy at a two-day workshop on digital space and the protection of freedom of association and peaceful assembly in Africa.

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WORKSTREAMS

Participants in a meeting of the Treaty Body Members Platform

TREATY BODY MEMBERS’ PLATFORM

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CURRENT HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES

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ACADEMIC PLATFORM ON TREATY BODY REVIEW 2020

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Videos

Optimizing the UN Treaty Bodies System

Name plate of the United States at the UN Human Rights Council

The United States Withdrawal from the Human Rights Council

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No One Will Be Left Behind