Human Rights and Global Dialogue Training: Daily Update 2nd April 2014

This third day of the Geneva Centre’s human rights training course for Zayed University students began with a series of lectures by Ms Claire Frances Mahon, the Founder at Director of Te Atawhai Nations and Global Human Rights. Ms Mahon discussed the legal and institutional efforts to confront violence against women and protect the rights of vulnerable groups such as refugees and migrant workers. She also discussed the difficulties of transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations, including the ongoing Syrian conflict.

Human Rights and Global Dialogue Training: Daily Update 1st April 2014

Dr Pierre Hazan, Professor at the University of Neuchâtel, presented on the role of the media in promoting and protecting human rights, and invited students to consider the selectivity bias of international and regional news agencies. He also analysed the role of the media in promoting hatred, racism, and xenophia, and stressed the urgent need to correct these narratives as “information provided by the media shapes our reality”.

Human Rights and Global Dialogue Training: Daily Update 31st March 2014

The course began with a series of lectures by Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz, the Vice President of the African Court of Human and People’s Rights and Senior Advisor at the Geneva Centre . Judge Ouguergouz explained the philosophical and historical origins of human rights, their basis in international humanitarian law, and ways in which we can work towards a “culture of human rights”.

Human Rights and Global Dialogue: A Course for Zayed University Students

The course for female students from Zayed University will run from the 29th of March to the 5th April, and features lectures by senior UN officals including Eric Tistounet, Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and H.E Mr. Baudelaire Ndong Ella, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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