Geneva

Ireland before the UNHRC.

I am in Geneva as part of the Irish NGO delegation to Ireland’s 4th Periodic Review under the ICCPR.* Readers will be aware that the UN Human Rights Committee heard testimony early yesterday from some 12 Irish NGOs and civil society organisations, and from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. It might be interesting to give a sense of(…)

War Crimes and the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

On 22 March, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted the draft resolution, proposed by the United States, on reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka. It was issued in a context of war crimes accusations over the conduct of Sri Lankan forces in the final throes of the conflict with the LTTE (Tamil Tigers)(…)

An Overview of the Harvard NUI Galway CRPD Summer School

Last week the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at NUI Galway and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability ran a Summer School entitled “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – From Paper Rules to Action”.  This blog post provides a brief outline of some of the themes that emerged.  (…)

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