15 October 2021
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In his new report to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Clément Voule unpacks challenges and threats facing individuals, communities and organizations exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate action and just transitions. In his report, he notably calls on states to create an enabling environment for civil society addressing the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies, including fostering a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of the presentation of the report to the UNGA 3rd Committee, this online side event – co-organized with OHCHR, ICNL, ECNL, ISHR, DAR Peru, the Geneva Academy, Solidarity Center, EarthRights, and Greenpeace International – will bring together climate justice activists from around the world to discuss report findings and to share key actions to ensure the implementation of its recommendations.
Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Tara Houska, First Nation Couchiching, Founder of Giniw Collective
Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth
Lebogang Mulaisi, Congress of South African Trade Unions
Interpretation into Spanish and French available.
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This event will discuss and analyze the innocence gap in international law and discuss different strategies for achieving greater recognition of an international right to assert claims of factual innocence.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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This research aims at mainstreaming the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the protection it affords in the work of the UN Human Rights Council, its Special Procedures and Universal Periodic Review, as well as in the work of the UN General Assembly and UN treaty bodies.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.