8 October 2019, 12:00-14:00
Register start 22 September 2019
Register end 7 October 2019
The Geneva Conventions of 1949 constitute the cornerstone of international humanitarian law (IHL). Universally ratified, they continue to play an essential role in ensuring the protection of victims of armed conflicts.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, this IHL Talk will shine light on lesser-known endeavours that contribute to breathing life into these instruments, such as updating their commentaries, voluntarily reporting on IHL implementation at the local level or critically rethinking the history behind their adoption.
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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.
Watch the video where panelists highlighted lesser-known endeavours that contribute to breathing life into these instruments (such as updating their commentaries, voluntarily reporting on International Humanitarian Law implementation at the local level or critically rethinking the history behind their adoption).
The first of a longer series aimed at producing a global comparative analysis, they provide a unique insight on how two armed non-State actors perceive international humanitarian law and some selected rules contained therein.
Diego Ruiz Gayol is a Mexican diplomat working at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva where he is in charge of human rights issues. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it brought to his career.
Join us for our open house to learn more about this part-time programme designed professionals, meet staff, students and alumni, and discuss career opportunities.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides an in-depth study of an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
Via a new lecture series on disruptive military technologies, this project aims at staying abreast of the various military technology trends; promoting legal and policy debate on new military technologies; and furthering the understanding of the convergent effects of different technological trends shaping the digital battlefield of the future.
This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.