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2017

Training on International Weapons Law

Central African Republic, Ouham province. Member of the Central African Armed Forces. Central African Republic, Ouham province. Member of the Central African Armed Forces.

The Geneva Academy offers professional training courses and workshops on weapons law, covering a range of subjects including legal reviews of weapons, questions raised by emerging weapons technologies and challenges in monitoring compliance with international legal rules protecting against the misuse of weapons.

These courses aim to give participants a detailed understanding of the international legal issues involved.

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Professor and Lecturer

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Maya Brehm

Researcher

Maya Brehm's research focuses on the regulation of weapons under international law.

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