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Cambodian farmers working on rubber tree plantations

The documentary movie “Rubber in a Rice Bowl” will be screened on 18 September 2015 at the Swiss Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition in Milan. The film will be the starting point of the event “Trade, Access to Land and Right to Food”, organised by the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH), in partnership with the City of Geneva. The programme “a film, a topic, a debate”, features a debate with Jean Ziegler (former UN rapporteur on the right to food and member of the advisory committee of the UN Human Rights Council), with the participation of Sami Kanaan (Executive Counsellor, City of Geneva), Isabelle Gattiker (Director General, FIFDH), Christophe Gironde (co-director of the movie, The Graduate Institute Geneva, and Christophe Golay, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights).


View the programme of the event

View the teaser of the documentary movie

Read more about the associated research


The research team led by Prof. Meyer-Bisch (Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Ethics and Human Rights - University of Fribourg) talks in this video about the research carried out on the intersectionality of human rights. The theoretical approach, the methodology and the findings based on various case studies performed in different countries were presented at a symposium in April 2015. The video features interviews with researchers involved in the project as well as experts of NGOs faced with cases of multiple human rights violations.


To find out more about this SNIS project


SNIS Annual Report 2014

In 2014, the SNIS has succeded in its efforts to bring cutting edge academic knowledge to a wide audience. The first film documentary “Rubber in a Rice Bowl”, released in March 2014, has proved to be a particularly efficient tool to communicate complex research results. The movie that has encountered a remarkable success, will be screened at the Swiss Pavilion of the Universal Exhibition in Milan under the patronage of the City of Geneva. The SNIS is particularly proud thus marking its presence as an actor of International Geneva.

In its eighth year of existence, the SNIS is looking back on the work achieved and the aggregate numbers since 2008 demonstrate that the SNIS has definitely found its place in the Swiss research funding landscape. The overview “SNIS in numbers” provides some essential key figures. While looking into the future, the SNIS will also have to demonstrate its validity as part of the general effort to support International and Intellectual Geneva. The SNIS is confident that its stakeholders agree with Bernard Kuiten (Head of External Relations, World Trade Organization) who says in the guest editorial “the marriage is more than worth the effort”.

The SNIS wishes you an enjoyable reading.

SNIS Annual Report: Reaching a wide audience