With a view to connecting discussions on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that are taking place in Geneva and New York, the disarmament community met at the Geneva Academy to discuss the scope and operational content of the 2018 United Nations General Assembly resolution on IEDs.
Our Senior Researcher Alice Priddy presented our research project on disability in armed conflict to the members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Anne Quintin, former Teaching Assistant on international humanitarian law (IHL) at the Geneva Academy and alumna of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights will lead the Advisory Service of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which assists states to implement IHL at the national level.
Professor Marco Sassòli has been appointed as the new Director of the Geneva Academy. He takes up this role following the retirement of Professor Robert Roth.
Stakeholders are invited to submit comments or suggestions to a draft set of guidelines on the lawful and responsible design, production, procurement, testing, training, transfer, and use of less-lethal weapons and related equipment.
The Geneva Academy and the University of Essex’s 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 Geneva Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadia Oulaby as its new Executive Manager.
The Journal Human Rights and International legal Discourse
Professor Andrew Clapham and our Strategic Adviser on on International Humanitarian Law Dr Annyssa Bellal published two articles in the latest volume of the law journal Human Rights and International Legal Discourse.
In a debate organized by the Geneva Academy, panelists discussed the legal consequences of the United States' withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council.
Last week, at our annual seminar held in the context of the Geneva Human Rights Platform and its focus on the use of force, participants discussed human rights challenges related to the use of less-lethal weapons and the development of new international standards.