The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a State-driven process led under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council. Its goal is to support human rights and address violations everywhere. It provides the opportunity for each State to indicate what actions they have taken to protect human rights and fulfil their obligations.
Given that human rights are also protected and fulfilled at the local level, notably through public services provided by Local and Regional Governments (LRGs), the participation of LRGs would add much value to the UPR.
In light of the above, the Geneva Cities Hub have recently launched a Coalition for the participation of LRGs in the UPR. The coalition seeks to promote the involvement of LRGs in the UPR, garner support for human rights at all levels of government and enhance their implementation on the ground.
Access to the room is limited to people accredited to the Palais des Nations.
This landmark event of our Geneva Human Rights Platform focused on the need to bridge the gap between Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and the UN in New York, based on the interrelated nature of human rights issues across both cities.
More than 30 DHRTTD developers and users representing different permanent missions, national ministries, international and regional organizations, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and academia delved into the transformation digital tools bring to the human rights landscape.
This panel discussion will explore how the digital technologies component can help close the protection gap and advance human rights and accountable use of technologies by law enforcement to effectively facilitate peaceful protests.
This one-night-only film screening of The Recovery Channel will dissect this intersection and address the human rights violations witnessed in today's mental health care system and practices.
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This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
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The GHRP Briefings 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.