Past Events

Meeting of the Platform Improvised Explosive Devices

2017 Platform Meeting: Advancing the Multilateral Agenda on Improvised Explosive Devices

23 June 2017

The 2017 platform meeting will focus on outlining tangible next steps regarding the thread, use and consequences of the worldwide employment of IEDs.

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Geneva Academy's alumni during the 2015 alumni reunion Event

Alumni Reunion 2017: To Celebrate the Geneva Academy’s 10th Anniversary

27 May 2017, 10:00-23:59

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are delighted to invite our alumni back to the Geneva Academy for a day of academic talks, meeting with professors and old friends, barbecue in the park and evening dinner.

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Women walk on the roof of the Great Mosque of Djenné after praying. The Great Mosque of Djenné was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1988 along with the old town of Djenné, IHL Talks

The Protection of Cultural Property in Times of Armed Conflicts

23 May 2017, 12:15-14:00

This IHL Talk will discuss the legal framework protecting cultural property in armed conflicts situations, and recent international initiatives aiming at enhancing the protection of cultural property during armed conflict.

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South Ossetia, Avnev, a village with a predominantly Georgian population about 7 km from Tskhinvali. A building destroyed in 2008. Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the 2008 South Ossetian Conflict

22 May 2017, 09:00-17:00

In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL) given by Professor Marco Sassòli, students will plead for Russia and Georgia arguing the the side they represent respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.

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Crew chiefs from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (US Aif Force) stand on the flight line to watch the minimum-interval takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, 15 August 2013. Military Briefings

Military Justice in the Modern Age: Characteristics and Challenges

10 May 2017, 18:30-20:00

Recent years have seen UN peacekeepers commit misconduct around the world and hundreds of civilians killed as a result of coalition operations in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Such incidents raise questions on how militaries are held accountable.

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Gaza City. Palestinians check the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in 2014 Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the Summer 2014 Gaza Conflict

6 May 2017, 09:00-16:00

In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL), students will plead for Israel and Palestine arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.

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Intervention by the police during a demonstration in Greece Event

High Level Panel on the Policing of Assemblies and Human Rights: Freedom of Assembly, Prohibition of Torture and Right to Life

1 May 2017, 18:00-20:00

Panelists will discuss the human rights that are at stake during the policing of assemblies, challenges posed by the use of specific weapons and other means by law enforcement agencies, and the role and potential of the revised Minnesota Protocol.

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Marines with India Battery, the artillery attachment for Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a 120 mm towed mortar system, called the Expeditionary Fire Support System. Military Briefings

Regulation of Weapons and their Use in Military Operations

28 April 2017, 17:00-19:00

This fourth Military Briefing will focus on the main principles that govern the choice of means and methods of warfare (international humanitarian law principles and principles of military strategy).

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Picture of the back of a man staring at the window Event

Prévenir la torture en 2017: défis et enjeux

27 April 2017, 18:30-20:00

Débat public organisé avec l’Association pour la Prévention de la Torture (APT), en présence notamment de Nils Melzer, Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU contre la torture et titulaire de la Chaire Droits Humains

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Libya, Between Brega and Ras Lanuf. Weaponery destroyed during the fighting Event

General Comment on the Right to Life: Update from the UN Human Rights Committee

22 March 2017, 18:30-20:00

Professors Sarah Cleveland and Yuval Shany will discuss challenges related to the process of adopting a new General Comment on the right to life by the UN Human Rights Committee.

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