17 March 2018, 14:00-16:00
Register start 5 March 2018
Register end 17 March 2018
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Warfare continues to undergo rapid evolution in the 21st century, and states’ global military expenditure remains very high. While inter-state warfare has significantly diminished, other forms of conflict situations, particularly non-international armed conflicts, persist worldwide. This has had an impact on the nature and conduct of military operations, which today strive to control the level of violence in a conflict situation rather than achieve “victory” in the usual sense of the word. The development of new weapons systems, including advances in the field of biotech and nanotech, could produce game-changers whose implications are difficult to foresee. The speaker will address these and other major issues in order to map the key ingredients that will spell out the future of war.
Capitaine de vaisseau Erwan Roche, Etat-major des armées (Defense Staff), France.
Captain Roche is a submariner and weapons officer specialized in ballistic missiles and naval warfare. He has worked in arms control in Paris and Geneva as defense attaché and military advisor at the Disarmament Conference.
This Military Briefing is primarily open to Geneva Academy’s students, who are prioritized in the allocation of seats (external persons may participate provided that there is sufficient room left).
Interested students and external participants need to register to attend this event via this online form.
Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
From Geneva central train station, both Bus n°1 and n°25 (direction: ‘Jardin Botanique’) will take you from Cornavin train station to the Jacques Freymond Auditorium, located at the bus stop called ‘Secheron’.
Public parking is available in front of the Villa Barton or at La Perle du Lac.
The Jacques Freymond Auditorium is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch
Our new publication Libya: A Short Guide to the Conflict provides an overview of the current situation in Libya and key developments in 2017. It notably describes the many sources of the instability in the country from 2014 until today and provides an overview of the role and involvement of the various armed groups, as well as a mapping of foreign involvement in the Libyan conflict.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS, equivalent to a LLM) is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international law in armed conflict offered today.
This IHL Talk will discuss the legal framework for assessing the lawfulness of the use of force in non-international armed conflicts with regard to members of armed groups and how this relates to current state practice.
This year's edition will take place in London and will notably discuss the global system for accountability, reparations and justice, the qualification of armed conflict, armed gangs and organized crime and emerging military technologies.
Launched in 2016, this project aimed to identify whether, to what extent and under what circumstances armed non-state actors incur obligations under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights (HR) law.
The Geneva Academy team followed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations and provided key information on the negotiations, notably via a daily blog.