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Seventy Years of the Geneva Conventions: How we Uphold Respect for International Humanitarian Law

12 August 2019

The Geneva Conventions turn 70 today. As an academic institution, we work every day to uphold knowledge of and respect for international humanitarian law and thus protect people affected by armed conflicts.

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Research with an Impact: Towards a Better Understanding and Respect of the Geneva Conventions

12 August 2019

As the Geneva Conventions turn 70, discover our current and past research projects aiming at clarifying the meaning of the Geneva Conventions in contemporary circumstances.

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The Geneva Conventions at 70: Our Ongoing Contribution to their Implementation

12 August 2019

On the occasion of the Geneva Conventions 70th anniversary, our Director Professor Marco Sassòli discusses their importance and our contribution to their implementation. 

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