Human Rights Day 2015

Events in Geneva

Human Rights Day 2015 is being celebrated with events that will begin on 10 December 2015 through 16 December 2015.

The main event in Geneva takes place on 16 December 2015 in Palais des Nations. It includes a photo exhibition featuring pictures depicting some of the different rights and freedoms, a reception and a monologue. A poster is available for download on the Human Rights Day page. Human Rights Day 2015 in Geneva also launches a year-long campaign to promote the two Covenants (ICCPR and the ICESCR) which turn 50 in 2016.

Other events taking place include:

  • The Seventh Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held from 8 to 10 December 2015 at Palais des Nations in Geneva. It brings together 45 participants from 15 universities representing all 5 United Nations regions of the World (Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Western Europe and other regions). For more information please visit: http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/projects/world-moot.html

  • The All Equal Cup: Is a football match organized with the European Union, and the Permanent Missions of Greece and Slovakia, which uses sport as a medium to promote fairness and fight discrimination. The matches take place in Ariana Park, Palais des Nations from 12.30-14.30 on 10 December 2015. For more information please contact Laura Vincent on laura-fabienne.vincent@eeas.europa.eu.

  • Promoting tolerance, dispelling myths, protecting rights: an evidence-based conversation on migration: 15 December 2015, is a panel discussion, opened by the High Commissioner on how to deal with the trending topic of migration and the accompanying xenophobia taking place. The panel takes place in the Palais des Nations Room XX. For more information, please visit: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Migration/Pages/MigrationAndHumanRightsIndex.aspx
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