The Geneva Academy Expert Seminars on current challenges to human rights provide an annual space for discussion among those who are at the forefront of securing promotion and protection of human rights in contemporary practice. They connect experts and practitioners in the United Nations and regional systems, diplomats, academics, and civil society representatives.
While the first Expert Seminar in 2016 aimed at a comprehensive overview of issues relating to the right to life, this year’s seminar will focus specifically on the rights affected by the use of orce by law enforcement officials, in particular during the policing of assemblies. Future topics will be selected based on practical relevance, and on an identified need for expert discussion and clarification.
Participation is by invitation only and is limited to approximately 45 participants.