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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Plenary session during the first annual conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform Event

2020 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

15 October 2020, 09:00-18:00

The 2020 Annual Conference will focus on the connectivity between regional and global human rights mechanisms and relevant links with national systems, as well as on the effectiveness of these interactions in a number of policy areas.

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Flags outside the Palais de Nations in Geneva Event

The UN @75: Challenges for the New Quarter-Century

30 September 2020, 16:00-18:00

The discussion will focus on issue areas at the heart of the UN’s mandate and where a renewed vision for collective global action is urgently called for: nuclear disarmament, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and human rights.

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Print screen of the webinar News

Webinar Discusses the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Blind and Partially Sighted Persons

18 September 2020

An online event discussed the results and recommendations of a report of the World Blind Union that highlights the greater impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on blind and partially sighted persons.

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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.

Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council

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.

View of the UN Human Rights Committee during a meeting

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

Right On: Business, the Economy, and Livelihoods in a COVID-19 World

Right On: Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists in Times of Crisis

Right On: Protecting the Rights of Older Persons During the COVID-19 Pandemic