Mr. Ricardo Espinosa, Head of the Development and Global Initiatives Division, represents the Geneva Centre at the first seminar on the preparation of the World Forum on Human Rights in Marrakech

The Geneva Centre would like to commend the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting, in November 2014, the second edition of the World Forum on Human Rights. Thanks to the sponsorship of this event, Morocco reaffirms its willingness to contribute to the universalization of human rights, as well as to their full integration within the region, crossroads of continents and cultures.

The Geneva Centre participates in the International Conference on the Establishment of the Arab Court of Human Rights

The Geneva Centre wishes to commend the National Institution for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Bahrain for having convened the International Conference on the Establishment of the Arab Court of Human Rights that has ended today with the adoption of the Bahrain Declaration.

Geneva Centre Meets with Avocats Sans Frontières

ASF is a non-profit organisation which works to contribute the towards the establishment of mechanisms that allow for access to independent and impartial justice, and which are capable of guaranteeing the protection of fundamental rights. The organisation offers support to lawyers and bar associations in countries where human rights are not respected, where political violence and armed conflict reign, and where legal rules are flouted.

Geneva Centre Welcomes Delegation from Egypt

The Egyptian delegation included:

  • Mr Kamal Abu Eita, Minister of Manpower and Immigration
  • Dr Kemal Helbawy, Political Activist and Thinker
  • Mr Ahmed Hassan, Secretary General of the Al Nasseri Party
  • Ms Reem Mohamed Wagdy, Presenter at HAWA Limited
  • Mr Haki Wafi Haki, Editor in Chief of CBC TV Channel
  • Counselor Ahmad El Fadaly, Head of the Independence Party
  • Mr Mahmoud Maslam, Deputy Editor of Alwata Newspaper
  • Ms Marian Malak, Member of Parliament
  • Mr Mohamed Al Masry, Journalist
  • Dr Nabil Zaki, Journalist
  • Mr Ahmed Maher, Artist

Geneva Centre to Collaborate with the Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Experts

Our Executive Director Imad Zuhairi and Legal Consultant Zayed Al Shamsi discussed the need for increased fairness, equality, and justice within an impartial legal system in the UAE, and expressed their hopes that the Centre and Association can work together to ensure that the nation’s legal system can promote and protect human rights throughout all of its activities.

“Women’s Rights are Human Rights”: Dr Pierre Sob Lectures at the Geneva Centre

Dr Pierre Sob, an Advisor on Gender Integration at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, lectures on the massive and systematic discrimination faced by women all over the world, and reflects that there is much work to be done — both legislatively and in terms of cultural norms – before we can speak about gender equality as a reality on the ground.

“What is a right? Let’s deconstruct what we think we know”: Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz Lectures at the Geneva Centre

Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz, Geneva Centre Senior Advisor and Former Vice President of the African Court of Human and People’s Rights, lectures the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights, and how these rights are formed and applied in contemporary law.

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