30 July 2018
The Geneva Academy and the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre hosted the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference representing a further example of the burgeoning relationship between the two institutions.
The conference, which was held in London, provided a platform for academics, practitioners and scholars to discuss a wide range of international humanitarian law issues.
‘This year's edition addressed several topical issues like new technologies in armed conflict, violence by armed gangs, organized crime or reparations for victims of armed conflicts for violations committed by states and armed groups’ underlines Dr Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law and Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy. ‘We already look forward to the 2019 edition in Geneva’ she adds.
‘One of the most enjoyable things about the conference was the vast array of voices brought together, drawing both on the numerous expertise of Essex, the Geneva Academy and beyond’ tells Dr Emily Jones from Essex School of Law.
‘We very much value our cooperation with Essex in the organization of this conference, which allows us to reach out to different audiences in Geneva and London and to strengthen our close ties that go well beyond this yearly event’ underlines Professor Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy.
This annual conference, co-organized with the University of Essex, provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, and civil society representatives to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and current year in relation to armed conflicts situations. Its content is modelled after the latest edition of the War Report.
The event provided a unique opportunity for discussion, analysis and debate in order to ensure the continued relevance of academia's contribution to the various branches of international law applicable to armed conflicts.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been affected by several armed conflicts in recent decades. The regions that have been most affected are Kivu, Kasai, and Ituri, although violence is widespread and affects the whole country. Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict Online Portal (RULAC) provides a detailed analysis and legal classification of these conflicts, including information about parties.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy, this advanced seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research international humanitarian law contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.
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.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.