31 March 2023, 18:30-20:00
Register start 24 March 2023
Register end 31 March 2023
Special Jurisdiction for Peace
The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (SJP) is the justice mechanism of the Comprehensive System for Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition created by the Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace between the Colombian government and the former Revolutionary Armed Forces – People´s Army.
In this discussion co-organized with the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, the SJP President Magistrate Roberto Vidal will take stock, after five years of intensive work and 11 macro cases, of the challenges and achievements of the jurisdiction in investigating systemic crimes, dealing with restorative sanctions, victims’ participation, and restorative justice.
The talk will be followed by a reception organized by the Permanent Mission of Colombia.
The Geneva Academy has been granted leave by the Court to intervene as a third party in this case – along with 26 governments – and submitted its third-party intervention on 28 April 2023.
Half of the class of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – 20 students – pleaded on Sunday 20 May at Villa Moynier on the 2008 South Ossetia armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.
Geneva Cities Hub
This side event at the UN Habitat Assembly in Nairobi will discuss how local and regional governments localize the SDGs and fulfil human rights on the ground and their increased international visibility through the UPR.
This event, co-organized with Amnesty International, will discuss the gains made since the UDHR adoption, challenges to the international normative framework on human rights and what the international community needs to do for a better future.
Organized by the Geneva Academy and the ICRC, the Advanced IHL seminar for academics and humanitarian policymakers aims to enhance the capacity of academics to teach and research IHL and contemporary issues arising during armed conflict, while also equipping policymakers with an in-depth understanding of ongoing legal debates and their relevance to decision-making.
This training course will delve into the means and mechanisms through which national actors can best coordinate their human rights monitoring and implementation efforts, enabling them to strategically navigate the UN human rights system and use the various mechanisms available in their day-to-day work.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
This research aimed at taking stock of and contributing to a better understanding of the above-mentioned challenges to the principle of universality of human rights while also questioning their validity.