Michael Sfard, a prominent Israeli human rights lawyer, will give two lectures in the week of 26 February. Michael Sfard is one of the co-founders of the NGO Yesh Din, specialized in the defence of Palestinian victims of Israeli occupation, and its current legal advisor.
The first conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva on 26 February, at Uni-Mail (40, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve) at 18:15 in the auditorium MS150. Michael Sfard will present his newly released new book, The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Metropolitan Books, 2018.
On 28 February, at 12:30, a talk will take place at the Maison de la Paix, auditorium B; he will address the following issue: Protecting Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: new trends and challenges.
More information will circulate in February about these two important lectures.
Giles Duley will travel to five case study states – Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine, Ukraine and Vietnam – to document and tell the stories of persons with disabilities during and following armed conflict.
Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law will have the opportunity, during the Spring semester, to follow an optional course on the Islamic law of armed conflict. The course is also open to a limited number of external participants.
Panelists will discuss the 2018 Annual Report on Universal Jurisdiction published annually by TRIAL International.
This IHL Talk will discuss the legal framework for assessing the lawfulness of the use of force in non-international armed conflicts with regard to members of armed groups and how this relates to current state practice.
This project analyzed how United Nations (UN) human rights treaty bodies and relevant UN Charter-based mechanisms and entities have addressed the implementation of the right to education and other relevant rights in armed conflict and armed violence.
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.