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; the rules on conduct of hostilities and the contribution of the Additional Protocols; war in cities; the development of weapons treaties; the protection of refugees; humanitarian access and the relevance of the Additional Protocols.
Mpho Somhlaba is a South African Diplomat responsible for humanitarian issues at the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN in Geneva and 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.
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 project intends to clarify the conditions of accountability for international crimes by providing a detailed assessment of the customary international law status of, in particular, the actus reus and mens rea elements of modes of liability: planning, instigating, conspiracy, direct and indirect perpetration, co-perpetration, the three forms of joint criminal enterprise, the doctrine of common purpose under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, command responsibility and aiding and abetting.
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.