Past Events

Aleppo. Buses await to enter Eastern Aleppo to evacuate civilians while sporadic fighting continues and houses are burning. IHL Talks

Accountability in Syria: The Role of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

15 March 2018, 12:30-14:30

This IHL Talk, co-organized with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, will discuss the work of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism  and its role regarding victims.

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Papua New Guinea, Southern Highlands province, Katiloma. Barbed wires at the window of a clinic abandoned because of a tribal conflict. Event

Interrogation and Torture: Research on Efficacy, and Impacts for International Law

14 March 2018, 18:30-20:30

This event proposes to look at torture as an intelligence gathering tool through the lens of efficacy.

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Agricultural Commercialization, the Right to Food and Gender Equality: Exploring Linkages

13 March 2018, 12:30-13:45

This parallel event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women NGO Forum will explore the gendered impacts of the increasing commercialization of agriculture and land.

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UN Peacekeepers in Haiti Event

IT STAYS WITH YOU: A film and Panel Discussion About Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti

12 March 2018, 18:15-20:15

The documentary film ‘It Stays With You’ raises serious questions about the responsibilities of the UN as a result of use of force by UN peacekeepers when carrying out mandated operations.

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Woman holding a smartphone, with a computer at the back Event

Human Rights in Cyber-Space

12 March 2018, 13:30-15:00

This side-event at the UN Human Rights Council will discuss the applicability of existing human rights instruments to activities in cyber-space.

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Cover page of the Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict Event

Book Launch: ‘The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict’

1 March 2018, 12:00-13:15

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin will present her new book ‘The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict’, which focuses on the multidimensionality of gender in conflict.

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Separation barrier between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Event


28 February 2018, 12:30-14:00

Michael Sfard, the most prominent Israeli human rights lawyer and author of the book ‘The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights’, will address the current situation of human rights defenders in Israel.

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Slum in Mexico Event

Improving the Human Rights Dimension of the Fight Against Corruption

22-23 February 2018

This international conference, co-organized with the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, will provide a venue to discuss how the issue of corruption could be addressed by United Nations Treaty bodies.

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Flyer of the event Event

Geneva Consultation on the ‘Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with Regards to Private Involvement in Education’

5 February 2018, 09:00-14:00

The Geneva Consultation aims to provide an opportunity for discussion on the ‘Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with regards to Private Involvement in Education’.

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Mexico, two persons walk in th street at night IHL Talks

Armed gang violence: at the crossroad between armed conflict and law enforcement?

13 December 2017, 12:00-14:00

This IHL Talk will address the political, sociological and legal dimensions of the issue of armed gang violence in Latin America, notably in Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia.

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