Working Group on West Papua – GHR WG WP
In 2017, a Working group of GHR members was constituted to run this project. It is composed of Edward Flynn, Thomas Harris, Tiffany Pagès, Maréva Roduit, Aylin Sahin as well as Nicolas Zoller and Wensi Fatubun who coordinating the project. The direct partners of GHR Working group are the former trainees in the Geneva Courses as well as local and tribal autorities and communities.
Senior Management Team – GHR HPS SMT
Since 2008, GHR Secretariat is directed under the authority of the Bureau by the Senior Management Team (SMT), which meets once a week. The SMT is composed of the Head of the Departments, the trainers and a few long-term interns.
GHR Secretariat – GHR SE
GHR Secretariat has two Departments: the Global Training Dep
artment (GTP), and the Department of Human Rights Policy Studies (HPS).
The employment of paid employees came to an end in June 2015. Since then, GHR Secretariat continued to work with volunteers only.
GHR General Assembly – GHR GA
On 31 December 2016, the Association was composed of 45 individual members and 4 observers (1). Twenty-one are trainers or teachers. Many participate pro bono in GHR training activities.
GHR General Assembly holds its ordinary session once a year. The most recent Assemblies took place on 12 January 2006, 29 March 2007, 13 March 2008, 6 March 2009, 19 March 2010, 19 September 2010, 10 March 2011, 8 March 2012, 7 March 2013. 6 March 2014, 5 March 2015, 15 March 2016.
Prof. Bertrand Ramcharan chaired GHR 15th General Assembly of 15 March 2016. The Assembly examined and approved GHR Narrative Report 2015, the Action Plan for 2016, the Financial Report 2015 audited by the auditing firm Comtesas + Gerficom, and the budget for 2016 and 2017. The Assembly also discussed and approved a new study project on the contribution of UN institutions, mechanisms and procedures to the strengthening of the domestic human rights protection mechanisms (implementation project). The mandate of the Executive Council members was extended.
 Nationalities of the members: Congo (1), Senegal (1), India (2), Armenia (1), Russian Federation (2); Colombia (2), Haiti (1), Guyana (1), Canada (1), United States of America (1), Malta (1), Germany (3), Belgium (1), Finland (1), Ireland (3), Italy (1), France (1), Netherlands (2), United Kingdom (1), Switzerland (18). Nationality of the observers: Timor Leste (1), Russian Federation (1), Bolivia (1), Switzerland (1).
GHR General Assembly holds its ordinary session once a year. The most recent Assemblies took place on 12 January 2006, 29 March 2007, 13 March 2008, 6 March 2009, 19 March 2010, 19 September 2010, 10 March 2011, 8 March 2012, 7 March 2013. 6 March 2014, 5 March 2015, 15 March 2016 and 9 March 2017.
Ms. Penny Parker chaired GHR 15th General Assembly of 9 March 2017. T
he Assembly examined and approved GHR Narrative Report 2015, the Action Plan for 2016, the Financial Report 2015 audited by the auditing firm Comtesas + Gerficom, and the budget for 2016 and 2017. The mandate of the Executive Council members was extended.
Executive Council – GHR EC
In-between the Assembly meetings, the Executive Council monitors the implementation of GHR Action Plan and decides on the main activities of the Organisation.
In 2017, it was composed of the following members:
• Suhas Chakma (India)
• Alain Dick (France, member Bureau)
• Jean-Pierre Huber (Switzerland, Treasurer)
• Guillermo Kerber Mas (Uruguay)
• Ms. Penny Parker (United States of America)
• Prof. Bertrand Ramcharan (Guyana)
• Eric Revillet (Switzerland, member Bureau)
• Adrien-Claude Zoller (Switzerland, President).
Bureau of the Executive Council
The Bureau of the Executive Council is composed of the following four members: Alain Dick, Eric Revillet, Jean-Pierre Huber and Adrien-Claude Zoller. It deals with all the administrative and financial matters. Its working language is French. In 2016, the Bureau met regularly to monitor the evolution of the administration after the moving of GHR Secretariat in December 2015 to the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.
Constituted as International Association under Swiss law, GHR obtained tax exemption status from the State of Geneva and Consultative Statuswith the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).