Taking place on Fridays from 14:30 to 16:00 at our headquarters Villa Moynier and online, the GHRP Fridays are open to the various stakeholders interacting in Geneva and at the national level with TBs, including diplomats, experts, TB members, staff from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and civil society.
‘This series offers a unique opportunity to bring the various stakeholders involved in the follow-up and implementation of the UN Treaty Body Review’s outcomes around the table to discuss the best way forward to ensure that UN TBs continue to perform their key role of monitoring and implementing UN human rights treaties’ says Felix Kirchmeier, Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform.
Upcoming GFRP Fridays will discuss a wide range of issues – based on the specific recommendations contained in the Swiss-Moroccan co-facilitator report of the 2020 review process and the report of the 33rd TB Chairperson.
These include the possibilities to synchronize reporting schedules of all TBs, good practices and potential modalities to be introduced in the nomination and election process for new TB members, focused reviews or digital tools for national-level reporting.
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‘We are very pleased to have these partners on board and attendance to our first event on harmonized COVID working methods showed the need for such exchanges to keep the discussion alive and ensure practical changes’ explains Felix Kirchmeier.
Our new Working Paper examines existing mechanisms at the national, regional and international levels for holding states accountable for their performance in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Our Geneva Human Rights Platform staff – Chloé Naret, Felix Kirchmeier and Domenico Zipoli – travelled to New York to discuss the future of UN treaty bodies.
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This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
This research aims at mainstreaming the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the protection it affords in the work of the UN Human Rights Council, its Special Procedures and Universal Periodic Review, as well as in the work of the UN General Assembly and UN treaty bodies.
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The GHRP Fridays provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss the results of the United Nations (UN) Treaty Body (TB) 2020 Review and practical ways to implement change.