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.
In 2016, 49 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority are non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years, highlighting the changing nature of warfare. The analysis highlights two trends: the heavy toll of current armed conflicts on civilians often trapped in sieges and battlefields in cities and increased international interventions in conflicts.
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.
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.
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.
This course examines one of the main purpose of international humanitarian law (IHL), which is to mitigate human suffering caused by war. It enables a careful evaluation of the various IHL rules intended to help protect vulnerable persons, such as civilians and prisoners of war, as well as property during armed conflict.
Against the background of the mobilization of ‘foreign fighters’ for the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Geneva Academy undertook various research projects to highlight and clarify a range of international law issues that arise through their participation and measures taken to stem their mobilization.
This research project looked at the reactions to norms of more than 30 armed groups worldwide.