12 June 2023, 14:00-15:30
Register start 23 May 2023
Register end 13 June 2023
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action which led to the creation of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The event, co-organized with Amnesty International, will explore how the international community can ensure that the UDHR continues to serve us for another 75 years. Accordingly, the panelists will discuss human rights gains over the 75 years since the adoption of the UDHR, challenges to the international normative framework on human rights, its gaps in addressing ongoing and future problems, and a way forward to ensure a better future. It is hoped that this event will contribute to global initiatives, including UN-led ones, around the UDHR’s anniversary and spark forward-looking discussions on what is required to ensure comprehensive and effective global human rights governance over the coming century.
As an Associate at the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Persons Deprived of Liberty Unit, Hiran Geeganage supports the development of a methodology for monitoring and reporting on the institution’s detention activities. In this interview, he tells about the programme, fond memories and what it brought to his career.
Our new Research Brief The Evolving Neurotechnology Landscape: Examining the Role and Importance of Human Rights in Regulation provides a comprehensive background analysis on the complexities of regulating neurotechnology and the role of human rights in this process and marks the inception of our research project on neurotechnology and human rights.
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.
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.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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.
This training course will examine how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been utilized to advance the concept of business respect for human rights throughout the UN system, the impact of the Guiding Principles on other international organizations, as well as the impact of standards and guidance developed by these different bodies.
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.
This initiative wishes to contribute to better and more coordinated implementation, reporting and follow-up of international human rights recommendations through a global study on digital human rights tracking tools and databases.