26 October 2016
The U.S. Army
Have you ever wondered how armed forces are structured? What the size of a battalion is? What staff officers are responsible for? Where legal advisers are usually located within the chain of command? What an “OPO” is? Find out on 26 October!
Eric Steinmyller served in the French Navy for 30 years, including as the head of the law of armed conflict section at the French Ministry of defence and defence attaché as military advisor to the Ambassador of France to the Conference on Disarmament.
Marco Sassòli is Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva. He teaches the course on international humanitarian law in the LLM programme.
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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.
In this interview, Melina Fidelis-Tzourou, who is enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
Join us online to discuss innovative approaches to generate respect for international humanitarian law during armed conflicts.
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.
This project intends to clarify the conditions of accountability for international crimes by providing a detailed assessment of the customary international law status of, in particular, the actus reus and mens rea elements of modes of liability: planning, instigating, conspiracy, direct and indirect perpetration, co-perpetration, the three forms of joint criminal enterprise, the doctrine of common purpose under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, command responsibility and aiding and abetting.