Achievements

GHR IS A TRAINING ORGANISATION
GHR Special Seminar
TIME FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 

In Geneva, GHR conducted many Courses and Seminars for defenders from the regions:

  • thirty-six (2-4 weeks) Geneva Courses during UN main human rights sessions (Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission, ECOSOC, the 2009 Review Conference on Racism, and all the ordinary sessions of the HR-Council;
  • nineteen Experts Seminars on Caste Discrimination; the HR-Council; International Humanitarian Law (2); Transitional Justice; Minorities (2); Enforced Disappearances (3); Religious Freedom (3); Business and Human Rights (4); the World Conferences on Human Rights and of Indigenous Peoples; and International Criminal Law;
  • fourteen Seminars and briefings during the sessions of the UPR Working group;
  • several specific ‘On-Demand’ Courses:
  • several Courses for NGOs coalitions from the regions:
  • from Kazakhstan (at the request of Soros),
  • Dalits coalitions (request of CCFD and Cordaid),
  • from Mozambique (request of UNDP and the Swiss SDC),
  • for Uyghurs Representatives,
  • for Burmese lawyers (request of the International Bar Association).
  • seven Courses for diplomats (with the Graduate Institute, IUHEI, Geneva);
  • nine Courses for humanitarian actors (eight for the ICRC);
  • GHR also lectured for partner organizations, including OHCHR, the World Council of Churches, UNITAR, the Universities in Galway, Lyon, Paris-2, Lund, Nijmegen and Padova, the German NGO Forum and the F. Ebert Foundation (Berlin), Forum Asia (Bangkok), the German Network on Papua, the JPIC Commissions of the Spiritans, the International Bar Association, Cordaid (The Hague), and Progressio (London).

GHR Courses and Seminars in the field
In the regions, GHR already conducted:

  • ten On-Demand Regional Courses in Africa, Latin America and Asia;
  • fifty-one In-Country Courses and Seminars in Latin America (15), in Africa (4), in the Russian Federation (7), and in Asia (25);
  • and, at the request of the Swiss and Mexican Governments, from 2004 to 2008, a comprehensive training and mediation program in Mexico to support the process of the national implementation Programme; a similar project was launched in Botswana.

 

What we achieved in 2017

  • Geneva Course GSC-40 (25 February – 10 March 2017)
  • Geneva Course GSC-41 (11 – 22 September 2017)
  • 5th GHR Expert Seminar on Enforced Disappearances  – STRENGTHENING PREVENTION AND PROTECTION –  15 March 2017
  • Expert Seminar on Indigenous Peoples – IMPLEMENTING THE UN DECLARATION – 11 July 2017
  • Course and briefings in Dehli for Indian NGOs (follow-up to UPR)
  • Conference and Course in Dharamsala (Tibet)
  • Course and briefings in Nepal

 

GHR Expert Seminar on Indigenous Peoples – Implementing the UN Declaration – 11 July 2017
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 UPR Working 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.

GHR Expert Seminar on Indigenous Peoples – Strengthening the mandate of EMRIP – 25 July 2016

 

 

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 F. 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.

 

BRAINSTORMING SESSION ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
‘Access to Justice and Extraterritorial Obligations‘
CICG, Thursday 26 February 2015

 

Expert Seminar on Religious Freedom – Thursday 18 June 2015
DIALOGUE ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF
AND GENDER RELATED RIGHTS
Thursday 18 June 2015
Palais des Nations – Room XXVII – 15:30 – 18:30

 

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.

 

Expert Seminar ‘Facing Gross violations and international crimes’
CICG Geneva, Wednesday 14 May 2014

 

 

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).

 

 

20th Anniversary of the WCHR

 

What we achieved in 2012:

 

·         three 3-week Geneva Courses on the occasion of the ordinary sessions of the Human Rights Council in March, June and September;

·         two Expert Seminars, on Enforced Disappearance (November), and on Religious Freedom (December);

·         one Course and several briefings during the sessions of the UPR Working group;

·         one In-Country Course for indigenous peoples in India;

·         several lectures and briefings (for the University of Padova, for Freedom House and for on Minorities the OHCHR).

 

In 2012 GHR also improved and diversified its Courses and Seminars with more experts participating and more trainees being involved in the animation of its Courses (training of trainers); GHR strengthened its HPS Department (preparation of study papers, interns trained in management) and its working relations with universities and research institutes.