TO KNOW – TO UNDERSTAND  – TO ACT

Through training, study and protection, GHR aims to bridge the gap between international standards and realities and to empower all those involved in the promotion and protection of human rights.

Our Core Activities

STUDY

Monitor meetings, analyze trends,  informs trainers and partners & prepare GHR’s brainstorming sessions and Expert Seminars.

TRAIN

Geneva Courses during HRC sessions, In-Country Courses in-between the Council’s sessions, Courses & Briefings during the Universal Periodic Review.

IMPLEMENT

‘Implementation Now’, develop national capacities, facilitate  implementation, contribute to the processes in particular countries, teach strategies.

' GHR Draft Outline Series ' - 2018

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‘ THE VDPA – NEGLECTED SITUATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES & MODERNIZING THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM ’

On 6 June 2013, GHR realized its first Expert Seminar of on the implementation of the outcome of the World Conference. This second Expert Seminar is convened on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the ‘World Conference on Human Rights‘ (which took place in Vienna from 14 to 25 June 1993).

The Expert Seminar of 20 June 2018 aims at:

  • reviewing the main provisions contained in the Declaration and Programme of Action adopted by the World Conference in Vienna in June 1993;
  • discussing the UN action regarding many situations of grave human rights abuses, which are neglected and forgotten by the world community, in particular by the UN Human Rights Council (hereafter ‘HR-Council’);
  • exchanging on proposals to modernize the UN human rights system, in order to seriously improve the UN human rights system and to ensure a better implementation of universally adopted human rights standards.

' GHR Background Paper Series ' - 2017

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‘ INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – IMPLEMENTING THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ’

Aims of the expert seminar on Indigenous Peoples

  • to sensitize participants in the EMRIP on the existing international HR standards, mechanisms and procedures;
  • to analyze the outcomes of the World Conference and of the Sep 2016 HR-Council;
  • to share experience and expertise on the existing gaps in the implementation of the UN Declaration;
  • and to discuss the gaps in the UN mechanisms and procedures.

1st Session: “Implementation – challenges in the field” 

  • Feliciana Herrera (Maya Ixil, Guatemala),
  • Jepkemoi Christine Kandie (Endorois, Kenya),
  • Dorian Oldemar Flores Andy (Kichwa, Ecuador).
  • Maina Talia (Vaitupu,  Tuvalu),

2nd Session: “UN mechanisms – main challenges)

  • Chris Foley
  • Lola García-Alix

Also invited: SR on the Rights of IP and Members of the Permanent Forum on the Rights of IP

' GHR Outline Series '
- 2017

GHR DOC GSS 28_2017-03-15_ED – Strengthening Prevention and Protection
WORKSHOP TO PREPARE GHR-GCSP’s JOINT EXPERT MEETING ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

With the confirmation of the mandate of the CED and the goals adopted at the UN Assembly High-Level Meeting, GHR and GCSP offer a platform for reflection on ways to strengthen the prevention of and protection from the crime of enforced disappearance.

The GHR-GCSP joint Expert Meeting of September 2017 will aim at discussing:

  • relations between the  CED and other treaty bodies regarding ED, and the place of the CED in the UN processes of treaty bodies strengthening;
  • strategies to double ratifications of the ICED,
  • strengthening the Group of friends to the CED; involvement of the academic world;
  • strengthening NGOs networks-coalitions at national, (inter/sub)-regional and international levels;
  • establishing a NGO Group to the Convention to work together with the CED and the Group of Friends of the Convention;
  • strategies to obtain a substantial increase in the financial and human resources for both the CED and the WGEID.

Our Main Projects

'WEST PAPUA PROJECT'

GHR has a specific ‘West Papua Human Rights Project’. This training project is part of GHR implementation programme and  aims at supporting strategies for implementation.

'INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROJECT'

The aim of this project is to foster true knowledge, spur reliable expertise and induce positive change on the issue of the survival, protection and promotion of Indigenous Peoples over the world.

'INP NOW!' & National Plans

Implementation Nowstrengthening national empowerment to facilitate the implementation of human rights at national level’ -‘assess progresses and set-backs to bridge the gaps’

Intern & Fellow

The Huan Rights Policies Studies (HPS) Department supports all GHR training activities.

It monitors international negotiations, covers all meetings of United Nations Human Rights bodies, analyzes the main trends, and informs our trainers and partners in the field.

Logically, HPS is entrusted with the preparation of GHR brainstorming sessions and Expert Seminars.

Courses & Trainings

GHR Global Training Department has set up training programmes.

The Geneva Courses and Seminars during the WG on UPR and the HRC are part of the Programme on the participation of Human Rights Defenders to the HR-Council.

The Specific Experts Seminars are prepared by our HPS Department, which is composed of fellows and students from several universities.

Seminars & Briefings

As a training centre, Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training has to promote monitoring, analysis and reflection.

Thus, it regularly convenes in Geneva lectures venues and brainstorming sessions on the main issues dealt with by the Human Rights Council and its satellite organs.

Groups of diplomats, scholars, civil servants and defenders are invited to attend GHR brainstorming sessions.