Advances in technology have dominated much of the debate in the field of international humanitarian law in recent years. The topics of discussion have presented complex legal challenges, such as how to regulate the domain of cyber space and often focussed on the risks and fears generated by technologies such as autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.
Presenting the other side of the story, this seminar will be particularly relevant to diplomats and experts working in disarmament, human rights and humanitarian affairs. Whether trough collection of data in social media, mapping of areas in need, or using areal drones for search and rescue operations, the seminar will demonstrate the new ways in which technological advances can enhance protection for victims of armed conflict.
Noam Lubell, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex
Kamilo Melo, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL
Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Amnesty International.
Hadi Alkhatib, Founding Member and Project Lead of The Syrian Archive project
Coffee will be served as of 17:15 and a light cocktail will be served at the end of the event.
Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugène-Rigot 2), Pétale 5, Room C1
Tram 15 direction Place des Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix
In 2016, 49 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority are non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years, highlighting the changing nature of warfare. The analysis highlights two trends: the heavy toll of current armed conflicts on civilians often trapped in sieges and battlefields in cities and increased international interventions in conflicts.
Our Executive Manager, Kamelia Kemileva, will participate on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at lunchtime in a debate at the United Nations Office at Geneva on disarmament and today’s threats.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy, the 12th edition of this advanced seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research international humanitarian law (IHL) contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.
Medical Aid for Palestinians / Ezz Al Zanoon
This project aims to ensure better protection of and assistance for persons with disabilities in situations of armed conflict or its aftermath by identifying legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict, and the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect.
This research project looked at the protection of civilian populations subject to the control of a foreign army by analyzing the link between the international law of military occupation and human rights.