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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A reception will follow the panel discussion.
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.
Our new Research Brief discusses the proposal to establish a global helpdesk on business and human rights at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
At this event co-hosted by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, several UN experts will provide their perspective on what is at stake when framing the ongoing spectacular and slow violence against Palestinians in Gaza.
Participants in this training course, made of two modules, will examine the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights and the environment, familiarizing themselves with the respective implementation and enforcement mechanisms.
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 project addresses the human rights implications stemming from the development of neurotechnology for commercial, non-therapeutic ends, and is based on a partnership between the Geneva Academy, the Geneva University Neurocentre and the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.
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.