Expert Seminars

GHR Experts Seminars

As a training centre, GHR has to promote analysis and reflection. Thus, it regularly convenes in Geneva lectures and brainstorming on the main issues dealt with by the Human Rights Council. Groups of diplomats, scholars, civil servants and defenders are invited to attend GHR brainstorming sessions.

Human Rights defenders and organisations in the regions face specific problems. They have their own needs and priorities, which should be discussed at international level. To sensitize actors at the HR-Council on such issues, GHR has convened many Experts Seminars in Geneva: on Caste Discrimination (during the Durban Review Conference, April 2009), International Humanitarian Law (Sept 2010 and June 2011), Trends in the HR-Council (March 2011), Transitional Justice (Sept 2011), Minorities (Nov 2011), Enforced Disappearances (Nov 2012 and Nov 2013), Religious Freedom (Dec 2012), Human Rights and Business (June 2013 and December 2013) and the 20th anniversary of the World Conference (June 2013).