5 October 2016
The refugee and migration crisis and its appalling human consequences have been qualified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as a ‘failure’ and a ‘moral collapse’.
For this first IHL Talk, co-organized with the Global Migration Centre, panelists will discuss how international organizations are dealing with the operational, legal and human challenges this unprecedented scale of movement of population across borders has created for the international community.
Dr Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Adviser on IHL and Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy
Journalist and Director, IRIN
Michele Klein-Solomon, Senior Advisor to the Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Vincent Chetail, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Director, Global Migration Centre
Madeline Garlick, Chief, Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The IHL Talks are a new series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months at lunchtime, academic experts, practitioners, policy makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix
Ziad Ayoubi is the Head of Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He is currently enrolled in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict.
Three students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Yasmin Afina, Guillem Adrià Puri Plana and Noa Schreuer – will represent the Geneva Academy at the 30th Edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition.
This event marks the launch of our new publication which addresses the handling of individual communications and tackles question related to the efficiency in handing them.
Geneva Academy / Olivier Chamard
Join us for our open house to learn more about this part-time programme designed professionals, meet staff, students and alumni, and discuss career opportunities.
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.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
This project examined the legal requirements that the use of autonomous weapon systems would need to comply with in a number of scenarios envisaged by proponents of increasing autonomy in weapon systems.
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.