2 May 2019, 12:30-14:00
Register start 8 April 2019
Register end 1 May 2019
This IHL Talk, co-organized with the International Bar Association's War Crimes Committee and the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security will examine the prohibition of starvation under both international humanitarian law and international criminal law. It will also address the humanitarian consequences of starvation in contemporary situations of armed conflict.
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The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
Out Research Brief Harmonizing War Crimes Under the Rome Statute discusses the need to harmonize the list of war crimes that can be committed in international armed conflicts with those that can be committed in non-international armed conflicts, including using starvation as a method of warfare.
Watch the video and listen to the panelists who examined the prohibition of starvation under both IHL and ICL and also address starvation's humanitarian consequences.
Tram 15, tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac
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Camara de Disputadas y Disputados Chile
Our new Research discusses the approach, methodology and objectives of our new research project that aims at gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
Designed for professionals, our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in the law of armed conflict offered today.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.
This online short course will examine the protection afforded by international human rights law in these contexts, with a specific focus on the right to peaceful assembly – which is at the heart of such movements –, and the right to life – which is often violated during such transitional moments.
Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.