April 11, Online: United Nations Main Subsidiary Organs and Specialized Agencies (UNRWA, UNHRC, UNESCO) – Course 3A of the People’s Academy of International Law

United Nations Main Subsidiary Organs and Specialized Agencies (UNRWA, UNHRC, UNESCO)

Course 3A of the Monique and Roland Weyl People’s Academy of International Law.


Thursday, April 11

9 am Pacific, 12 pm Eastern, 4 pm UTC

Interpretation available in English, Spanish, French (Arabic, Portuguese upon request)

Register: https://peoplesacademy.net/register

NOTE: This will be a 3-hour course!

Register Now for Course 3A of the People’s Academy of International Law: United Nations Main Subsidiary Organs and Specialized Agencies on Thursday, April 11.

Faculty for Course 3A:

  • Michael Lynk, Former UN Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian Territory and Emeritus Professor of Law
  • Susan Akram, Clinical Professor and Director, Boston University International Human Rights Clinic
  • Hilal Elver, Former UN Special Rapporteur for the right to food and Professor of International Law

The program will be moderated by Marjorie Cohn, Dean of the People’s Academy of International Law.

The Human Rights Council (HRC) strengthens the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. It appoints special rapporteurs — experts in specialized areas of human rights — some of whom have issued powerful condemnation about Israel’s genocide in Gaza. The HRC reviews compliance of states parties with treaty obligations and oversees the Universal Periodic Review. It authorizes commissions of inquiry and fact-finding missions which produce compelling evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is a human development and humanitarian services organization that promotes primary and vocational education, health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and emergency response, including in situations of armed conflict. Israel and the U.S. are undermining UNRWA, the only organization charged with providing humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) provides global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education.

The People’s Academy of International Law, which is sponsored by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, seeks to help progressive and anti-imperialist lawyers and human rights defenders globally to marshal the tools of international law to support people’s struggles. Watch past sessions at the People’s Academy website.

Register to be taught by recognized experts in international law, from UN Special Rapporteurs to legal academics to people’s lawyers with decades of experience using international law and legal mechanisms to protect human rights. This course has an anti-imperialist, people and earth-centered view of international law, designed to support practitioners and movements. Course materials and education will be in English, French, Spanish and potentially other languages.

Register and learn more: https://peoplesacademy.net/register 

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