The Geneva Academy and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-organize a two-day seminar for diplomats accredited to the United Nations in Geneva.
Issues discussed will include ICRC’s action to protect victims of armed conflict through law and policy; the classification of armed conflicts; use of force under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law; new means and methods of warfare; IHL and terrorism; and IHL topics at the 2019 international conference.
The Geneva Academy and the University of Essex’s School of Law and Human Rights Centre hosted the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference representing a further example of the burgeoning relationship between the two institutions.
In this interview, Alexis Comninos, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy, this advanced seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research international humanitarian law contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.
This research project looked at the reactions to norms of more than 30 armed groups worldwide.
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This project aims at mapping various existing accountability mechanisms, in the context of military interventions, through the lens of the requirements of a transitional justice process in order to identify possibilities and gaps.