2021 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

GHRP Annual Conference

The 2021 Annual Conference panels are organized in partnership with:

 OHCHR    UNDPUn Envrionment    Dansih institute      FES

     CRDH    Norwegian Centre for HR

CIEL   earthjustice    GCH   Geneva Envrionment networkIMADR

HURIDOCS red partial logo name icon   CCPR    ISHR    FIAN

         FRA logo     logo with descriptive sub line1 GANHRI logo    HRCN Logo 1   Logo IDA Blue GIP

FI  UN Habitat logo

The Connectivity Between National Human Rights Actors and Geneva-based International Mechanisms

After exploring the connectivity between the different mechanisms of the United Nations (UN) human rights system (2019 Annual Conference), and between regional and UN human rights mechanisms (2020 Annual Conference), the 2021 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform will discuss the connectivity between national human rights actors and Geneva-based international mechanisms.

Programme

To explore these issues, the programme will highlight different aspects of connectivity between national human rights actors and Geneva-based international mechanisms

Keynote

Sima Samar, Member of the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement and former Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) will deliver the keynote speech.

Plenary Panels and Thematic Sessions

The conference is organized around two plenary panels in the morning – on coordination among national and international actors and on the digital shift – and four parallel thematic sessions in the afternoon. The four thematic sessions will address the connectivity between national human rights actors and Geneva-based international mechanisms in relation to systemic racism, the protection of the environment, the role of cities, and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities.

Concluding Session

The concluding plenary will discuss the importance of international roles in raising the profile and showing the situation of small states interacting with the UN human rights system.

In Geneva and Online

The 2021 Annual Conference will take place both in Geneva and online via Zoom.

Registration

You need to register via this Google Form to attend the various sessions of the conference – plenaries and working groups – and indicate, for each session, whether you wish to follow it in Geneva or online.

Please note that due to sanitary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the conference's premises will be limited to those who have a Swiss COVID Certificate; an EU Digital COVID Certificate; or a paper or digital document proving that s.he has been tested negative following a rapid antigen test or a PCR one conducted within 48 hours and 72 hours respectively prior to the start of the event.

About the Geneva Human Rights Platform

The Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) provides a neutral and dynamic forum of interaction in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights to debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system. Relying on academic research and findings, it works to enable various actors to be better connected, break silos, and, hence, advance human rights.

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.

Location

Maison de la paix (Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva) and online.

Access

You need to register via this Google Form to attend the various sessions of the conference – plenaries and working groups – and indicate, for each session, whether you wish to follow it in Geneva or online.

In Geneva: Maison de la paix

Please note that due to sanitary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the conference's premises will be limited to those who have a Swiss COVID Certificate; an EU Digital COVID Certificate; or a paper or digital document proving that s.he has been tested negative following a rapid antigen test or a PCR one conducted within 48 hours and 72 hours respectively prior to the start of the event.

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix

Access for people with disabilities

Maison de la paix is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to fully participate do not hesitate to contact us info[a]geneva-academy.ch

Online

To attend the Annual Conference online you will need to make sure you have downloaded Zoom on your computer or device, if you haven’t installed Zoom yet, you can do so here.

After your registration, we will send you, ahead of the conference, an email with the link(s) to the session(s) you registered for.

On the day of the Conference, please click on the link(s) which will connect you to the sessions of the Annual Conference

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