30 July 2018
The Geneva Academy and the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre hosted the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference representing a further example of the burgeoning relationship between the two institutions.
The conference, which was held in London, provided a platform for academics, practitioners and scholars to discuss a wide range of international humanitarian law issues.
‘This year's edition addressed several topical issues like new technologies in armed conflict, violence by armed gangs, organized crime or reparations for victims of armed conflicts for violations committed by states and armed groups’ underlines Dr Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law and Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy. ‘We already look forward to the 2019 edition in Geneva’ she adds.
‘One of the most enjoyable things about the conference was the vast array of voices brought together, drawing both on the numerous expertise of Essex, the Geneva Academy and beyond’ tells Dr Emily Jones from Essex School of Law.
‘We very much value our cooperation with Essex in the organization of this conference, which allows us to reach out to different audiences in Geneva and London and to strengthen our close ties that go well beyond this yearly event’ underlines Professor Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy.
This annual conference, co-organized with the University of Essex, provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, and civil society representatives to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and current year in relation to armed conflicts situations. Its content is modelled after the latest edition of the War Report.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
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.
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