Saturday, 22.06.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland

Expert Seminar: The role of UN Human Rights Mechanisms in Monitoring the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

The UN Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) in 2018.

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The adoption of this new instrument is the result of almost 20 years of mobilisation by La Via Campesina and its allies, and 6 years of official negotiation at the Human Rights Council. While it is now time to take action to put the UN Declaration into practice, this expert seminar focused on the role of UN human rights mechanisms in monitoring the implementation of the UN Declaration.

The seminar was jointly organized by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the Geneva Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).

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