Past Events


CIVIC SPACE AND SUSTAINABLE PEACE: The critical role of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in advancing sustainable peace and democratic transitions

11 October 2023, 13:15-14:30

This side event will discuss the new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association on the importance of these rights in sustainable peace and democratic transitions.

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Cover page of the book Event

Armed Groups and International Law: A Legal Shadowland

10 October 2023, 12:30-14:30

On the occasion of the launch in Geneva of the volume Armed Groups and International Law. In the Shadowland of Legality and Illegality, panelists will reflect on the status of armed groups within a complex legal landscape.

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Portrait of Professor Hélène Tigroudja Event

Opening Lecture – International Human Rights Courts and Armed Conflicts

9 October 2023, 18:00-21:00

In this opening lecture of the 2023–2024 academic year, Professor Hélène Tigroudja will discuss how UN human rights mechanisms address cases or situations that arise during armed conflicts.

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Peasants’, Rural Workers’ and Other Rural Peoples’ Key Role in Safeguarding the Environment

20 September 2023, 18:00-19:30

Right-holders from affected communities will give testimonies on the impacts of environmental destruction on their communities, talk about their ongoing struggles and challenges, and propose solutions to multiple crises.

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The New Resolution on UNDROP Implementation at the UN Human Rights Council

19 September 2023, 12:00-13:00

Peasants' representatives, Permanent Missions and experts will discuss the creation by the UN Human Rights Council of a new Special Procedure on the rights of peasants.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Event

Ensuring Human Rights in the Face of Current Global Challenges

12 July 2023, 14:00-15:00

On the occasion of UDHR's 75th anniversary, this HRC side event will discuss the relevance of universal human rights to tackling current global challenges.

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Riot police in Chile Event

Breaking the Cycle of Repression Against Activists and Protesters Through Accountability

30 June 2023, 15:30-17:00

The side event to the HRC 53rd session will discuss the various avenues to advance accountability and end impunity for serious abuses committed in the context of exercising the rights to peaceful assembly and association.

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African workers are picking out fresh coffee beans at washing station Event

Le Droit aux Semences en Afrique

20 June 2023, 16:00-18:00

Cette conférence co-organisée avec Swissaid et CROPS4HD – qui se tiendra en français en présentiel et en ligne – vise à approfondir la réflexion autour du droit aux semences en Afrique.

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anti-corruption sign in Uganda Event

Corruption and Human Rights – The Ways Forward for Prevention and Realization

20 June 2023, 13:30-15:30

This online Hernan Santa Cruz dialogue will discuss current challenges and future opportunities in the work on corruption and human rights.

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The Roles of NGOs in the International Human Rights System

15 June 2023, 15:00-18:00

This event will discuss the role of NGOs in the international human rights system and will launch the book ‘The Protection Roles of Human Rights NGOs’.

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