The debate around religion and freedom of expression is key when considering migrants’ rights. In particular, the different ways in which the devotees manifest their faith can lead to cultural clashes when in a foreign country.
Navi Pillay, born in 1941 in a poor neighborhood of Durban, South Africa, was appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights in July 2008. Her mandate was renewed for two years beginning September 2012.
On June 27th, 2014, the twenty-sixth session of the Human Rights Council reached its conclusion. The promotion and protection of all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – , including the right to development, have been discussed for the last two weeks in room XX of the Palais de Nations, Geneva.
After the kidnappings of last April, when around 300 girls have been abducted from a school, Boko Haram stroke again. Last weekend, in northeast Nigeria, 91 villagers were kidnapped – most of them being women and young girls.
“The consensus on global standards for business and human rights has been broad”: Business and Human Rights Chairperson at the Human Rights Council
On June 11th 2014, at the 5th Meeting of the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council, the Chairperson of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights – Mr Michael Addo – discussed the ways in which the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been applied since the OECD guidelines in 2011.
“Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Education in the Arab World”: Panel Discussion at the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council
The Geneva Centre is hosting a panel discussion on
“Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Education in the Arab World” at the United Nations on 16 June 2014.
The Geneva Centre for Human Right Advancement and Global Dialogue is offering the opportunity for a group of exceptional, motivated, and passionate graduates to acquire direct exposure to our work through a summer internship programme.
“Expressions of racial, religious, or xenophobic division…should be anathema in every Member State of the United Nations”: Navi Pillay opens the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Today the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council opened in Geneva, and the Geneva Centre reports on the inaugural statements of High Commissioner Navi Pillay and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The Geneva Centre joins the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in condemning in the strongest possible terms the murder of ICRC delegate Michael Greub, and calls for greater international efforts to combat extremist violence in the region.
“On this solemn occasion, we need to recall the sacred duty, enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, to ensure that all children, without any exception whatsoever, enjoy special protection”: Former Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, in his message for the 1983 observance.