Past Events

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Right On – Women and COVID-19: The Gendered Impact of the Crisis

29 April 2020, 15:00-16:30

Join us online to discuss the gendered impact of the COVID-19 crisis with Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Right On: Democracy and Rule of Law in Crisis?

22 April 2020, 15:00-16:30

Join us online to discuss ways to tackle the global health crisis without undermining democratic practices and reflect on the consequence of COVID-19 on the future of democracy and the rule of law.

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Right On: Inequality and discrimination during COVID-19

15 April 2020, 13:00-15:00

Join us online to discuss human rights challenges related to the deepening inequality gaps brought about by COVID-19, such as the right to health, right to education, right to work, and most importantly for some, the right to life.

 

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Right On: Fighting Online Hate Speech and Fake News in a Global Crisis

8 April 2020, 15:00-17:00

Join us online to discuss human rights challenges related to fake news, disinformation campaigns, and online hate speech, notably in the context of the current health crisis.

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Destroyed health facilities in Libya IHL Talks

Fighting Two Battles at the Same Time: Responding to Covid-19 in Conflict Zones

8 April 2020, 12:30-13:45

This online IHL Talk will discuss the challenges faced by humanitarian organizations in organizing the response to COVID-19, and states' obligation of due diligence to prevent the further spread of the virus.

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2016, Rural Damascus, Zabadani way. A joint ICRC, UN, Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy en route to Madaya. Event

Which Role for International Humanitarian Law in the Face of Daily Operational Challenges?

11 March 2020, 18:00-19:30

In this event, Pierre Krahenbühl, former Commissioner-General for the UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near-East (UNRWA), will discuss operational challenges characterizing situations of armed conflict.

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Book Launch: Yearbook of International Disaster Law

9 March 2020, 17:00-19:00

Panelists will address current legal, policy and operational challenges raised by disasters, providing academic and stakeholders’ perspectives on the role of law in disasters.

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Thousands of Iranians take to the streets to mourn the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani during an anti-US demonstration to condemn the killing of Soleimani, after Friday IHL Talks

The killing of Qassem Solemaini: a tentative appraisal under international law

9 March 2020, 12:30-14:00

This IHL Talk will discuss the potential (il)legality under jus ad bellum of the United States drone strike which resulted in the killing of seven people, including General Qassem Soleimani (the commander of the Iranian Quds force).

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Does international humanitarian law legitimise wars?

7 March 2020, 20:00-22:00

The FIFDH,  MSF and the Geneva Academy co-organize an online debate on international humanitarian law during the revised 18th edition of the festival.

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Supporting Environmental Defenders: How can we Mobilize the International Community?

26 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

This event combines testimonies from environmental defenders with recent academic analysis and responses from high-level representatives from International Geneva and the Mayor of Geneva.

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