The universal recognition of human rights has been often criticized for disregarding the reality and wealth of cultural diversity and the multiple interpretations of humanity and of basic needs.
Moving beyond the philosophical question of whether anything can be apprehended as universal in our multicultural world, this panel discussion will focus on the legitimacy and the effectiveness of the multiplication of new rights.
Panelists will debate on the necessity to reaffirm the distinctions between binding legal obligations on governments, and broader issues of ethics, politics, and social change in order to ‘save’ the current human rights regime.
This event is organised in partnership with the Graduate Institute's Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.
You need to register to attend this event via the online form on the Graduate Institute's website.
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Our new Working Paper discusses how current initiatives on the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies should incorporate the protection and respect for human rights.
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Professor Gabriella Citroni – who is part of our LLM Faculty – has been elected to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
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This GHRP Friday will focus on good practices and potential modalities to be introduced globally in the nomination and election process for new UN treaty body members.
This event will discuss proposals to guide Swiss governmental and civil society activities so that they implement the rights enshrined in UNDROP through their international engagement.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.
This project will facilitate a multistakeholder consultative process to identify knowledge gaps, generate new evidence and co-design evidence-based tools to support regulatory and policy responses to human rights challenges linked to digital technologies.