Our Executive Manager, Kamelia Kemileva, will participate in a debate on disarmament and today’s threats on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at lunchtime (12:30 - 14:00) at the Palais des Nations (Library Events Room B-135).
Other panelists include Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva; Carsten Staur, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva; Jarmo Sareva, Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research; and John Kierulf, author and retired diplomat with Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
They will notably address the role of disarmament law and international regulations on arms control and non-proliferation of conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction in today’s international landscape, as well as whether disarmament is effective and can reduce the occurrence of armed conflicts worldwide.
Our new publication Defending the Boundary analyses the constraints and requirements on the use of autonomous weapon systems (AWS), also called ‘killer robots’, under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
Ten years after the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council, our new publication highlights the current challenges related to the Council’s approach to armed non-state actors and proposes recommendations to better address this phenomenon.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy, the 12th edition of this advanced seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research international humanitarian law (IHL) contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.
Several ad hoc fact-finding and inquiry commissions have been established to assess some of the most serious situations of human rights and humanitarian law violations across the world. With such mechanisms gaining influence, the question arises of whether a minimum formal standard of proof (or degree of certainty) exists or is required when such bodies adjudicate on such serious matters.
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.