The Geneva Centre is committed to conducting research that is truly independent and provides insights about human rights in the Arab region keeping an open mind on multiple viewpoints on human rights issues. The Geneva Centre’s research policy is needs directed. It aims to focus its research efforts where they are most valuable, and  to identify areas where existing mechanisms are not fully equipped to promote, protect, or respect human rights.

The Centre places special focus on systematic human rights weaknesses in the Middle East and North Africa region, and contributes to making the whole human rights debate increasingly value-driven and to limiting its politicization in Geneva-based institutions, as well as to clearing up misunderstandings that result from phobic behaviours and trends.

The Geneva Centre boasts in total eight publications on issues related to: (1) the advancement of the status of women in the Arab world; (2) Islamophobia and the implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18; (3) the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council: an alternative narrative from the South; (4) De-radicalization and the roll-back of extremist violence; (5) Muslims in Europe and (6) activities of the Arab Group (AG) and Arab states during the regular and special sessions of the 2014 Human Rights Council.

The objectives of our publications are to enlighten stakeholders about the Centre’s activities and to identify solutions to advance the promotion of human rights in the Arab region.