Past Events

A Royal Air Force Reaper RPAS (Remotely Piloted Air System) at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Military Briefings

Legal Review of New Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare

27 November 2019, 18:00-19:30

This Military Briefing will address, from a practical perspective, the legal review of new weapons and new challenges brought by the cyberspace, increasing autonomy but also the growing connections between different systems on the battlefield.

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UK vessels at sea Event

Protecting the Victims of Armed Conflict at Sea: Key Findings of the Updated ICRC Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention

26 November 2019, 12:30-14:00

This event, hosted by the Geneva Academy, is part of the Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law Seminar Series 2019– 2020, co-convened by scholars from the Universities of Durham, Exeter, Reading and Oxford.

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Luxor, Egypt, onstruction workers are building stronger river banks along the Nile river to protect it from erosion. Event

Expert Panel on Modern Slavery and Book Launch

21 November 2019, 17:30-19:00

This event, hosted with the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, will discuss business strategies to identify, analyse and resolve risks for modern slavery in global supply chains.

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Picture on the cover of the book of a favela Event

Taking Stock of the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Challenges and Achievements 60 years on

15 November 2019, 18:00-20:00

To launch the book Doctrine, Practice and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System, leading academics and practitioners will share insights from theory and practice on the Inter-American System today.

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Picture of various lines of code on black background with a red digital fingerprint IHL Talks

Permanent Record? Privacy, Data Protection and Humanitarian Action

13 November 2019, 12:30-14:00

This IHL Talk will discuss the developments in new technologies, such as the refinement of artificial intelligence, the increasing use of block-chain, the expectation of constant connectivity, and the role of social media.

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Session of the UN Human Rights Committee Event

The role of human rights mechanisms in implementing international humanitarian law

13-14 November 2019

This scientific colloquium during the 2019 Geneva Human Rights Week, organized by the University of Geneva in cooperation with the Geneva Academy, will discuss the implementation of international humanitarian law by human rights mechanisms.

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Fyler of the 2019 Human Rights Week Event

The 2019 Human Rights Week

11-15 November 2019

The 2019 edition will notably comprise a scientific colloquium on 14 and 15 November on the role of human rights mechanisms in implementing international humanitarian law.

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Image of Vladimír Dzuro in the cover of the flyer of the event Event

The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War - A Talk and Book Launch with Vladimír Dzuro

8 November 2019, 12:30-13:30

In the framework of the 2019 Geneva Peace Week, Vladimír Dzuro, a former investigator at ICTY will discuss the dramatic situations he experienced during that time and presented in his book The Investigator.

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Julie Matatiken is the Senior Laboratory Technician at SOCOMEP, an enterprise that provides services for the Seychelles’ largest industry – industrial tuna fishing. Event

Women’s Economic Empowerment and the SDGs: Closing the Gender Gap in a Rapidly Changing Society

5 November 2019, 13:15-14:45

This event will discuss the challenges in economically empowering women and ways of overcoming them.

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Police in the streets of Athens Event

Human Rights in Peaceful Protest: Lawyers at the Forefront. A European Perspective

4 November 2019, 11:15-12:30

In the context of the 2019 Geneva Peace Week and in partnership with IBAHRI, this event will address the too often obstructed right to legal assistance persons subjected to violence, arrest or detention are entitled to.

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