Book Launch: Freedom of religion or Belief, An International Law Commentary

March 10, 2016, 13:00 - 14:30 Library Events Room B-135, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Freedom of religion or belief is a key human right enshrined in the two covenants. This book launch features a panel discussion on 30 years of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. Event flyer

Role of the State Prosecutor's Office as guarantor of human rights in Ecuador

March 8, 2016, 15:00 - 17:00 Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

This panel discussion will present the experience, good practice and lessons learned by the State Prosecutor's Office of Ecuador and exchange views of of the prosecutor's office in guaranteeing the implementation of human rights.

Panel on Human Rights Covenants

01 March 2016 Geneva, Palais des Nations

The fiftieth anniversary of the adoption and the fortieth anniversary of the entry into force of the International Covenants on Human Rights. The panel looked into the interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights.

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reviewed Namibia, Canada and Kenya

22 February - 4 March 2016 Geneva, Palais des Nations

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights met in Geneva from 22 February to 4 March to review Namibia (23-24 Feb); Canada (24-25 Feb); Kenya (25-26 Feb). The above are among the 164 States that have ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and so are reviewed by the Committee on how they are implementing the Covenant. Read More

Human Rights Day 2015

December 10, 2015 worldwide

To promote and raise awareness of the two Covenants on their 50th anniversary, the UN Human Rights Office launched on Human Rights Day “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” a year-long campaign to shine a light on the inalienable and inherent rights of global citizens — now, and always. Read More