Late last week, the Geneva Centre received a delegation from Bahrain to discuss the possibility of a future relationship between the Council of Representatives of Bahrain and the Geneva-based think tank.
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.
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.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) estimates that every year 14 million girls under 18 are married without their consent. The Geneva Centre is launching a project to change this devastating statistic.
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.
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
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.
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.
“Truth and Reality Do Not Exist, it is Always a Process of Reconstruction”: Dr Pierre Hazan Lectures at the Geneva Centre
Dr Pierre Hazan, Professor at the University of Neuchâtel, discusses the relationship between the media and human rights, and invited students to consider the selectivity bias involved in all coverage of human rights issues.