To Know – To Act – To Understand
To Know – To Act – To Understand

Achievements

What we achieved in 2019

  • two Geneva Courses during the ordinary sessions of the HR-Council (March, September)
  • one Expert Seminars, on the Indigenous Peoples’ rights (July) ‘EMRIP 12th session – Assessment & Perspectives , with a total of 96 participants;

What we achieved in 2018

  • two Geneva Courses during the ordinary sessions of the HR-Council (March, September); and one introduction Course to the June session of the HR-Council;
  • one specific Geneva Course for Turkish users;
  • two Expert Seminars, on the World Conference on Human Rights (June), and on Indigenous Peoples’ rights (July), with a total of 124 participants; and the screening of the Documentary on Theo Van Boven, former UN Human Rights Director;
  • several courses and briefings during the sessions of the UPR Working group for NGOs coalitions from Botswana, Nigeria, Russia, Hong Kong, Tibet;
  • In-Country Courses in Russia, West Papua, Botswana and Bangkok;
  • many activities of our implementation projects on enforced disappearances, on indigenous peoples, on religious freedom, on Botswana and on West Papua;
  • the strengthening of the presence in Geneva of Forum Asia and the Dominicans;
  • a dozen lectures for our partners, in particular universities and the OHCHR;
  • a major update in our Web-page;
  • 458 defenders trained in 2018: 71 in the Geneva Courses, 21 in the UPR briefings, 233 in the Courses for partners in Geneva (TSS), 10 in the Implementation Programme, 123 in the In-Country Courses;
  • 20 interns (3-5 months) trained in the Internship Programme;

follow-up, information and advice to 692 GHR Alumni (335 former interns and 357 former trainees in the Geneva Course).

What we achieved in 2017

  • two Geneva Courses for the ordinary sessions of the HR-Council in March and September; and one introduction Course to the June session of the Council;
  • two Expert Seminars, on Enforced Disappearances (March), and on Indigenous Peoples’ rights (July); and an Inter-Governmental event on the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearance (September);
  • the implementation of our implementation projects, in particular the Papua project, and the project on enforced disappearances;
  • several courses and briefings during the sessions of the UPR Working group for NGOs coalition from Morocco, Philippines, India, Indonesia;
  • In-Country Courses in India, Nepal and Russia;
  • the contribution to the presence in Geneva of Forum Asia (Bangkok) and of the Dominican Order;
  • a dozen lectures for our partners, in particular universities and the OHCHR.

What we achieved in 2016:

  • two Geneva Courses for the ordinary sessions of the HR-Council in March and September 2016; and one introduction Course to the June session of the Council;
  • two Expert Seminars, on the Abolition of the Death Penalty(June), and on Indigenous Peoples’ rights (July); and involvement in two follow-up conferences to GHR Expert Seminar on the religious freedom;
  • the launch of three implementation projects: a study project on human rights implementation at domestic level; the Papua project, and the project on enforced disappearances, focusing on the Conference of the States Parties of 19 December;
  • several courses and briefings during the sessions of the UPRWorking group;
  • the contribution to the Assembly of Forum Asia (Bangkok) and to the Congress of the Dominican Order (Salamanca);
  • a dozen lectures for our partners, in particular universities and the OHCHR.

What we achieved in 2015:

  • three Geneva Courses on the occasion of the ordinary sessions of the Human Rights Council in March, June and September 2015;
  • three Expert Seminars, on Business and Human Rights (with the Ebert Foundation); on Religions and gender-related rights; and on Religions, Conflicts and Minorities (with the University of Padova);
  • a specific Geneva Course for Burmese Lawyers (with the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association);
  • several courses and briefings during the sessions of the UPR Working group;
  • the animation first global pilot of the Institute ‘Women’s Institute on Peace and Security’ (with Cordaid, January 2015, Istanbul);
  • a dozen lectures for our partners, in particular universities and the OHCHR.

What we achieved in 2014:

  • three Geneva Courses on the occasion of the ordinary sessions of the Human Rights Council in March, June and September 2014;
  • four Expert Seminars, on Indigenous Peoples, on International Criminal Law, on Enforced Disappearance and on Business and Human Rights;
  • a specific Geneva Course for Uyghur Representatives;
  • several briefings during the sessions of the UPR Working group;
  • two In-Country Courses in India (for Tibetans) and in Nepal;
  • the second national Implementation Workshop in Botswana;
  • a dozen lectures for our partners, in particular universities and the OHCHR.

What we achieved in 2013

  • three 3-week Geneva Courses on the occasion of the ordinary sessions of the Human Rights Council in February-March, June-July and September;
  • four Expert Seminars, on Human Rights and Business (2), on the World Conference on Human Rights, and on Enforced Disappearance;
  • one Course and several briefings during the sessions of the UPR Working group;
  • two In-Country Courses in India;
  • the launching of our Implementation Programme with Workshops in Botswana (April) ands Morocco (December);
  • several lectures and briefings, in particular at the University of Padova, for the German Chinese Dialogue on Human Rights, and for the OHCHR (on minorities).