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2019-12-10 Human Rights Day celebrates ‘tremendous activism’ of the world’s young people

#Standup4humanrights – #HumanRightsDay 2019 Theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human Rights Day, celebrated on Tuesday.  Written Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet After a year […]

2019-10-17 HR Council: New Members States Elected

On 17 October 2019, the UN General Assembly elected by secret ballot the following member States to the UN Human Rights Council:  Libya, Mauritania, Namibia and Sudan (Africa), Indonesia, Japan, Marshall Islands and South Korea (Asia-Pacific), Armenia and Poland (Eastern Europe), Venezuela and Brazil (Latin America and Caribbean), Germany and […]

2019-12-12 – Keep the Date – Workshop ‘UN 75th Future of the Special Procedures ‘

Key Note Address by Pr. Bertrand RAMCHARAN , (former acting High Commissioner on HR 2003-2004) Followed by an Expert Panel Concept Note and Outline available on demand at : info@gdh-ghr.org Workshop on human rights in the 75th year of the UN and the future of the UN Special Procedures (Draft […]

2019-12-01 Violence Monitoring on West Papuan National Day

” While we acknowledge the complexities of the situation in Papua, we are troubled by the crackdown over peaceful demonstrations and increasing reports of excessive use of force by security forces, harassment, arbitrary arrests and detentions in Papua, including harassment and threats to lawyers working on these cases. ” OHCHR […]

2019-11-30 Indonesia: Heightened security presence ahead of Papuan independence movement anniversary December 1

Security officials on alert ahead of anniversary of Papuan independence movement on December 1; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected. Event Local police officials in Papua have reportedly warned individuals of possible security threats to gold and copper mining sites ahead of the founding anniversary of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) […]

GHR’s ‘Geneva Course 2020’ – Training During The HR Council

From Monday 24 February to Friday 6 March 2020, Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training (GHR) conducts its 46th Geneva Course for defenders from the regions. The Course takes place during the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (24 February – 20 March 2020). GENEVA FOR HUMAN […]

GHR’s 2020 Internship Opportunities

Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training (GHR) is an International Association under Swiss law, Through training, study and advocacy, GHR empowers and strengthens the work of all those involved in the promotion and protection of human rights, in particular human rights NGOs and defenders. Our main activity is our […]

GHR’s Brainstorming Process : Human Rights Mechanisms and Procedures

GHR background paper for the first informal meeting (19 August 2019) Over the last seventy years, the United Nations adopted many human rights instruments, bodies of principles, declarations, conventions, and dozens of monitoring mechanisms and procedures. But, on the spot, victims, witnesses, human rights defenders and organisations continue to work […]

”TRY COUNTING YOUR MONEY WHILE HOLDING YOUR BREATH”

Opening Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council25 February 2019 ‘…there was rarely a serious gap between the interest of humanity, and the national interest of my country…’ ‘…Today, we sometimes hear human rights being dismissed as supposedly […]

Special Offer – Geneva based Students & Graduates – Traineeship during the 40th Human Rights Council

Through training, study and advocacy, Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training (GHR) aims at strengthening the work of all those involved in the promotion and protection of human rights, in particular human rights NGOs and defenders, whom it wants to empower. Our Global Training Programme offers Courses in Geneva […]

Special Offer – Special offer for Interns of Permanent Missions & NGOs – Traineeship during the 40th Human Rights Council

(From Monday 25 February – to Friday 8 March 2019) As a training organisation in international human rights law, Geneva for Human Rights (GHR) conducts courses both in Geneva and in the regions on the UN human rights mechanisms and procedures. During the 40th session of the HR-Council, GHR conducts […]

Geneva Delegation visits Tibetan Parliament in Exile

Geneva for human Rights’ President visits Tibetan Administration and Civil Society. Dharamshala: Geneva Delegation members Adrien-Claude Zoller, Marguerite Contat, Yves Lador, Joshua Cooper along with Kalden Tsomo visited Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on 14 January 2019 at around 11 AM. The delegation members were received to Speaker’s chamber by Speaker Pema Jungney […]

Special Offer – Geneva based Students & Graduates – Traineeship during the 39th Human Rights Council

(from Monday 3 September – to Friday 28 September 2018) GHR IFP monitoring Interns, Trainees and Fellows at the United Nations in Geneva (UNOG)   Through training, study and advocacy, Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training (GHR) aims at strengthening the work of all those involved in the promotion […]

Special Offer – Special offer for Interns of Permanent Missions & NGOs – Traineeship during the 39th Human Rights Council

(from Monday 10 September – to Friday 21 September 2018) As a training organisation in international human rights law, Geneva for Human Rights (GHR) conducts courses both in Geneva and in the regions on the UN human rights mechanisms and procedures. During the 39th session of the HR-Council, GHR conducts […]

2018-09 During HRC 39th – 43rd Training Course for Defenders from the Regions – 10-21 Sept 2018

On the occasion of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, GHR organize its  43rd Training course for defenders from the regions ‘Course on the Human Rights Council, international human rights  and humanitarian law, international procedures and diplomacy’ Geneva, 10-21 September 2018 During the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council (10 – 28 […]

2018-07-04 Publication of : ‘ Compilation of UN recommendations to Indonesia ‘

‘UN Human Rights recommendations to Indonesia’ Our Working Group on West Papua (GHR WG WP), supporting the work and commitment of the West Papua Project (GHR WPP) publishes its compilation ‘UN Human Rights Recommendations to Indonesia’. available upon request ghr-wpp_wg-WPUN-recomIDN draft conf ver. 2.32rev-embargo till 1stsept 2018 (HRC39)