26 October 2016
The U.S. Army
Have you ever wondered how armed forces are structured? What the size of a battalion is? What staff officers are responsible for? Where legal advisers are usually located within the chain of command? What an “OPO” is? Find out on 26 October!
Eric Steinmyller served in the French Navy for 30 years, including as the head of the law of armed conflict section at the French Ministry of defence and defence attaché as military advisor to the Ambassador of France to the Conference on Disarmament.
Marco Sassòli is Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva. He teaches the course on international humanitarian law in the LLM programme.
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An update about the programme, students, the Faculty and new developments by the two Directors, Frank Haldenmann and Thomas Unger.
In this interview, Jörn Eiermann, currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
To close the third edition of the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference, Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will deliver a keynote address.
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.
Several ad hoc fact-finding and inquiry commissions have been established to assess some of the most serious situations of human rights and humanitarian law violations across the world. With such mechanisms gaining influence, the question arises of whether a minimum formal standard of proof (or degree of certainty) exists or is required when such bodies adjudicate on such serious matters.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.