Event information

17 June 2019, 09:00-17:00
Register start 15 April 2019
Register end 13 June 2019

Downloads

Flyer >
Programme >

Third Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Two persons walk in the ruins of Aleppo, Syria Two persons walk in the ruins of Aleppo, Syria

The Geneva Academy and the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex are pleased to invite you to the third Conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict (CIAC).

Topics

Issues to be discussed include:

  • The latest developments in transitional justice
  • The latest developments in international criminal justice, such as the establishment of new independent investigative mechanisms (IIIM, IIM, UNITAD) and the latest controversial decisions by the International Criminal Court on Bemba, Gbagbo and the situation in Afghanistan
  • Current issues on the classification of armed conflicts, drawing from the conclusions of the RULAC database and the 2018 edition of the War Report
  • Conduct of hostilities.

A detailed programme will soon follow.

Expert panels with leading academics and practitioners will address the above-mentioned topics. To foster interactions and debate among participants, speakers will provide different /complementary perspectives while leaving space for interactions with the public.

Keynote Address

To end the conference, an evening event will take place from 17:45 onwards at the Villa Moynier with a keynote address by Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

Registration

You need to register to attend the conference, via this online form.

About CIAC

This annual conference, co-organized with the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex, provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, and civil society representatives to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and the current year in relation to armed conflicts situations.

Location

Varembé Conference Centre (CCV), 13 Rue de Varembé, Geneva

Access

Info on how to get to the CCV from the airport, city centre and train station. 

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

Imagre of the online meeting of the Advisory Board of the Geneva Human Rights Platform News

First Meeting of the Geneva Human Rights Platform Advisory Board

8 June 2020

The Advisory Board of the Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP) – composed of leading human rights experts and practitioners from different regions and backgrounds – provides guidance to the GHRP Executive Director regarding the Platform's strategy, priorities and activities.

Read more

Portrait of Tarek Tawil News

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

19 May 2020

Tarek Tawil is a humanitarian practitioner, specialized in the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons during and following armed conflicts. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it will bring to his career.

Read more

Logo of the Atlas Network Event

Women's perspectives on a career in international law

15 July 2020, 13:00-14:15

In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

Read more

Egypt, Cairo, 2011: Makeshift barricade outside interior ministry gate. Short Course

The Right to Life and the Right of Peaceful Assembly in Transitions

Fall 2020

This online 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.

Read more

Nepal,  Bardia district, Gulariya. Families of missing persons mark the 29th International Day of the Disappeared. Short Course

Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Fall 2020

This online course aims at unpacking the nature and scope of international human rights law in transitional contexts.

Read more

Séléka rebels patrol in the town of Bria, Central African Republic (CAR). Project

Human Rights Responsibilities and Armed Non-State Actors

Started in June 2018

This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.

Read more

Sign: National Human Rights Commission of Nepal Project

Local Implementation of Global Human Rights

Started in May 2020

The Geneva Human Rights Platform collaborates with a series of actors to reflect on the implementation of international human rights norms at the local level and propose solutions to improve uptake of recommendations and decisions taken by Geneva-based human rights bodies at the local level.

Read more

Cover page of the manual Publication

#ESCR AND #SDGs: Practical Manual on the Role of UN Human Rights Mechanisms in Monitoring the SDGs that Seek to Realize Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

published on July 2020

Christophe Golay

Read more

Cover of the publication Publication

Beyond the 2020 Treaty Body Review: The Role of National Human Rights Systems

published on June 2020

Domenico Zipoli

Read more