In 2017, 55 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to the deﬁnitions under international humanitarian law and international criminal law.
In this ground-breaking commentary, conducted under the auspices of the Geneva Academy, over sixty international law experts investigate the application of the Geneva Conventions and explain how they should be interpreted today.
These integrate recent developments like the Turkish offensive in Afrin, Israel’s largest scale aerial attacks inside Syria, and the divisions and infightings in Yemen.
Our new publication addresses a crucial – yet so far neglected – topic: the question of the relation between transitional justice and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Our new Research Brief The Rights to Food Sovereignty and to Free, Prior and Informed Consent presents the protection of these rights at international, regional and national levels and defines the main elements of the rights that could be included in the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas. It will be presented at the 5th session of the intergovernmental working group on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas which aims to finalize the UN Declaration.
This IHL Talk will discuss the key principles which underpin the selection of cash as the means of assistance and how it aligns with core principles of international human rights and humanitarian law.
This new book, edited by the two Co-Directors of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger, provides an unmatched analysis of the United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity.
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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.Read more >
The Weapons Law Encyclopedia (WLE) is a pioneering online compilation of information, accessible to non-specialists, on weapon technologies, the humanitarian impacts of their use, and their regulation under public international law.Read more >
Our platforms address topical issues and challenges in the human rights and international humanitarian law fields. They are informed by our research and advance understanding and stimulates debate in the academic community, in policy-making institutions and government.Read more >