A Human Rights Mechanism Lab

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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Event

First Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform: Connectivity of Human Rights Mechanisms

3 June 2019, 09:00-18:00

The first Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform will focus on the connectivity of human rights mechanisms.

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Session of the UN Human Rights Committee Event

New Publication on Treaty Bodies’ Individual Communication Procedure: Providing Redress and Reparation to Victims of Human Rights Violations

31 May 2019, 10:30-12:00

This event marks the launch of our new publication which addresses the handling of individual communications and tackles question related to the efficiency in handing them.

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Participants in the training at the Palais des Nations News

Academics Trained on the Geneva-Based Human Rights Mechanisms

23 May 2019

During one week, academics from China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran Malaysia and Viet Nam deepened their knowledge and expertise of United Nations human rights mechanisms during a customized training course co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.

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Human Rights Platforms

Develops Connections

The GHRP creates new opportunities for all stakeholders in the field of human rights in and outside Geneva to meet, exchange information and debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system.

Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council

Reflects on Functioning

As a ‘Mechanisms Lab’, the GHRP supports the international community to engineer solutions to ensure the sustainable functioning of the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies, allowing them to address human rights challenges effectively.

View of the UN Human Rights Committee during a meeting

Builds Capacity

Via training courses, targeted research and publication, briefings for diplomats and expert roundtables, the GHRP supports the international community to engineer solutions to ensure the sustainable functioning of the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies, allowing them to address human rights challenges effectively.

Team

Kamelia Kemileva

Special Projects Manager

Stefania Di Stefano

Project Assistant

Felix Kirchmeier

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

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