Military Briefings

Two US soldiers walking out of a building Two US soldiers walking out of a building

This unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law aims to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.

Military guests – on active duty, retired or from the reserve – will discuss military institutions, their missions as well as operational and legal challenges they face in their daily work.

Six Themes Addressed in the Series:

  1. Military organization and operational decision-making
  2. Operational law
  3. Integration of the law in military training
  4. Practical examples of legal challenges in operations
  5. Military justice
  6. Weapons systems

Each briefing is divided into two parts: a presentation aimed at equipping students with basic knowledge on the selected theme, and a discussion, where the guest speaker engages with students on the challenges raised by the theme.

This initiative is coordinated by Pavle Kilibarda, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy.

Our Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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Tana Delta region, Kipao village. Haduko benefits of a cash assistance programme of the ICRC for people affected by the drought. The assistance is sent through a mobile money service, and the receiver then makes a cash withdrawal from a mobile money vendo IHL Talks

Cash transfer programming in emergencies: implications for protection, rights and International Humanitarian Law

27 April 2018, 12:30-14:00

This IHL Talk will discuss the key principles which underpin the selection of cash as the means of assistance and how it aligns with core principles of international human rights and humanitarian law.

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South Ossetia, Georgia, 2009: Tskhinvali. A year after the conflict that divided South Ossetians and Georgians, much of the town of Tskhinvali is still badly damaged. Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the 2008 South Ossetian Conflict

31 May 2018, 09:00-16:00

In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL) given by Professor Gloria Gaggioli, 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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Gaza City, 2014. Palestinians check the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike. Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the Summer 2014 Gaza Conflict

1 June 2018, 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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