5 October 2022, 14:00-17:00
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Freedom of religion or belief is increasingly both under strain and subject to manipulation. This fuels populism, violent extremism and xenophobia, which also exacerbates pushback against human rights from different angles. Countering these trends requires deeper reflection and closer collaboration between faith-based actors, academics, governments and United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms.
This event – co-organized with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – will discuss examples of putting the Faith for Rights Toolkit into practice.
This event is set within a full week of peer-to-peer exchanges of academics, civil society organizations, diplomats, international human rights mechanisms, students and UN entities, taking stock of the implementation of the 2012 Rabat Plan of Action and 2017 Beirut Declaration on ‘Faith for Rights.
At their 34th Annual Meeting, Chairpersons of UN treaty bodies agreed on a predictable review schedule of eight years.
Our Geneva Human Rights Platform organized – along with the Syria Offices of UNFPA, UNDP and OHCHR – a customized training course for UN staff in Syria.
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This online short course aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
This online short course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
The GHRP Fridays provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss the results of the United Nations (UN) Treaty Body (TB) 2020 Review and practical ways to implement change.
This project examined how IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the UN Charter, as well as from universal and regional treaties.