5 October 2016
The refugee and migration crisis and its appalling human consequences have been qualified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as a ‘failure’ and a ‘moral collapse’.
For this first IHL Talk, co-organized with the Global Migration Centre, panelists will discuss how international organizations are dealing with the operational, legal and human challenges this unprecedented scale of movement of population across borders has created for the international community.
Dr Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Adviser on IHL and Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy
Journalist and Director, IRIN
Michele Klein-Solomon, Senior Advisor to the Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Vincent Chetail, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Director, Global Migration Centre
Madeline Garlick, Chief, Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The IHL Talks are a new series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months at lunchtime, academic experts, practitioners, policy makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix
Ramzi Kaiss comes from Beirut and has been working in the US and Lebanon on issues related to genocide, mass atrocities and memory. Currently enrolled in our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, he tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
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.
Join us online to discuss innovative approaches to generate respect for international humanitarian law during armed conflicts.
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.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
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.
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.