International Humanitarian Law / Qualification of Armed Conflict / International Human Rights Law / Extraterritoriality / Conduct of Hostilities / Protection of Civilians / Law of Occupation / Use of Force
Robert Kolb has been Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva since 2007.
He is a leading expert in international law and international humanitarian law and has published several books and articles on these topics in English, French, German and Italian.
In 2011, he acted as a counsel for the German government in the Jurisdictional Immunities (Germany v. Italy) case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Prior to 2007, Professor Kolb worked as a legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He was also Secretary of the Institute of International Law and a member of the Board of Directors of the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law, which became the Geneva Academy in 2007.
He was Lecturer in Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Associate Professor at the University of Bern and Adjunct Professor at the University of Neuchatel. He also taught at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan.
The Geneva Academy is coordinating the academic input to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the UN General Assembly via the creation of an academic network of independent researchers, a call for papers, a series of regional consultations, annual conferences in Geneva, as well as ongoing interactions with key stakeholders.
This course examines the sources of international humanitarian law as well as the threshold criteria for its applicability to an armed conflict.
This course examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of International Armed Conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
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Revue belge de droit international 2014