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15 June 2023, 15:00-18:00

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The Roles of NGOs in the International Human Rights System

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This event, organized by Geneva for Human Rights,  the Permanent Mission of Switzerland at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva and the Republic and State of Geneva and hosted by our Geneva Human Rights Platform will discuss the role of NGOs in the international human rights system and will launch the book ‘The Protection Roles of Human Rights NGOs: Essays in Honour of Adrien-Claude Zoller’ edited by Bertrand Ramcharan, Rachel Brett, Ann Marie Clark, and Penny Parker (Brill, 2023)

This book focuses, for the first time ever, on the protection roles of human rights NGOs since the establishment of the UN and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It also looks at how NGOs are responding to future challenges such as artificial Intelligence, robots in armed conflicts, digital threats, and the protection of human rights in outer space. Written by leading NGO human rights practitioners from different parts of the world, it sheds light on the multiple roles of the leading pillar of the global human rights movement, the non-governmental organizations.

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