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22 May 2019, 18:30-20:00
Register start 8 April 2019
Register end 20 May 2019

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Book Launch - International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare

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In his new book published by Elgar International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare, Professor Marco Sassòli focuses on controversial issues and on the challenges facing the implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) in practice.

The 600-pages book notably discusses when IHL applies, its substantive rules, how to ensure its respect and whether the traditional distinction between international and non-international armed conflicts remains relevant.

In this launch event, key experts will comment and dialogue with Professor Sassòli on specific aspects of the book, including naval warfare and the law of neutrality, sources of IHL, IHL and human rights, as well as the classification of armed conflicts.

Moderation

  • Elvina Pothelet, Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Gloria Gaggioli, Swiss National Science Foundation Professor, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
  • Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Head of the ICRC Unit in charge of the update of the ICRC commentaries on the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977
  • Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
  • Marco Sassòli, Director, Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva

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Reception

The event will be followed by a reception.

Location

Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac

Access for People with Disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch

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