A Human Rights Mechanism Lab

The Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) provides a dynamic forum in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it enables various actors to become better connected, break down silos and, hence, advance human rights.

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Our Future, Our Voice: Placing children and their rights at the centre of the drive towards a better, greener world

25 November 2020, 15:00-16:30

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will discuss, along with other panelists, children’s rights in the context of the environment, international efforts and youth engagement 

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Visuel de la semaine des droits humains 2020 Event

Semaine des droits humains 2020

23-27 November 2020

La Semaine des droits humains 2020 se penche sur les crises qui s’additionnent donne la parole à celles et ceux qui se mobilisent pour faire respecter les droits de chacun-e.

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The Geneva Human Rights Platform Tackles the Connectivity of Human Rights

16 October 2020

With more than 400 registered participants – both online and in Geneva – the Annual Conference brought all the relevant stakeholders in the discussions around this topical human rights issue.

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Human Rights Platforms

Develops Connections

The GHRP creates new opportunities for all stakeholders in the field of human rights in and outside Geneva to meet, exchange information and debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system.

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Reflects on Functioning

As a ‘Mechanisms Lab’, the GHRP supports the international community to engineer solutions to ensure the sustainable functioning of the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies, allowing them to address human rights challenges effectively.

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Builds Capacity

Via training courses, targeted research and publications, briefings for diplomats and expert roundtables, the GHRP supports the international community to engage more effectively with the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies.

Team

Felix Kirchmeier

Manager of Policy Studies and Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

Domenico Zipoli

Research Fellow

Charlotte Day

Project Assistant

Nathalie Mivelaz Tirabosco

Communication Manager

Tatiana Avanthay

Communication Officer

Videos

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RightOn: Human rights and the precarious condition of electoral democracy

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The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal

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Book Launch: A Practical Anatomy of the Human Rights Council