Posts Tagged ‘palais des nations’

Right to Privacy in the Digital Age: 24 February expert seminar in Geneva

February 17, 2014

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights,  is organising an expert seminar on The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age, a topic of great importance for human rights defenders.  It will take place on Monday 24 February 2014, in room XXI in the Palais des Nations, Geneva. It purpose is to examine the international human rights law framework of the right to privacy, and identify challenges raised by modern communications technologies; foster understanding of how the right to privacy is implemented by governments, as well as addressed by the private sector and civil society; examine the extent to which domestic and extraterritorial surveillance may infringe on an individuals’ right to privacy; and  identify ways forward to ensure the protection and promotion of the right to privacy.

Registration: Owing to limited space, reservation is recommended as soon as possible: alice.priddy[at]  Please note that a live streaming of this seminar will be webcast. Read the rest of this entry »

Side event focusing on Russia and Belarus on 5 June in Geneva

June 3, 2013

logo FIDH_seulThe FIDH Representative to the UN in Geneva ( invites people to a side event entitled:  RUSSIA & BELARUS:  JOINT OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM, which will be held on 5 June 2013, in room VIII of the Palais des Nations, from 2pm – 4pm.


Mr. Miklos Haraszti, Special Rapporteur on Belarus (TBC)

Olga Abramenko, Director of ADC Memorial (Russia) who was recently charged for publishing a report entitled “Roma, Migrants, Activists: Victims of Police Abuse” and submitting it to the UN Committee Against Torture.

Valentin Stefanovitch, Deputy Head of Human Rights Center VIASNA (Belarus) who will provide context on the Belarusian situation and draw comparisons with the harassment of Russian NGOs.

Dimitry Kolbasin, Head of the Information Department of AGORA (Russia) who will focus on the increasing repression of Russian human rights NGOs.

Valery Sozaev, Advocacy Manager, LGBT Network (Russia) who will specifically tackle issues facing LGBT people