7 July 2020
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia and the American University of Armenia are organizing for the third year a Regional Summer School on international humanitarian law (IHL). Scheduled to take place in Yerevan from 7-11 July 2020, it will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The summer school is notably organized by two alumni of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights – Michael Riepl and Evgenia Ivanova who work in ICRC Regional Delegation in Yerevan. Besides our Director Professor Marco Sassòli who will teach a course on the law of occupation, two other members or former members of our Faculty are also involved: Professor Marko Milanovic and Guido Acquaviva.
‘This summer school is a great opportunity for students and young professionals from the region who work in government and non-governmental organizations to get advanced training in IHL that is directly relevant to specific conflict situation they have to address, including military occupations’ underlines Professor Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘It is also a pleasure to see that so many experts related to the Geneva Academy – alumni and professors – are involved in this exercise’ he adds.
For the upcoming 2020–2021 academic year, our 16 short courses in international law in armed conflict will also be offered online – in addition to taking place in Geneva.
Online event on zoom
Albeit the challenging COVID-19 times and a programme that is entirely online since March, students of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law continued their rich social life and extracurricular activities online.
This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on the various ways of promoting respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law.
This panel discussion marks the Launch of our New Research Initiative, carried out jointly by our Swiss IHL Chair Robin Geiß and the ICRC.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides an in-depth study of an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.
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.
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This project aims at mapping various existing accountability mechanisms, in the context of military interventions, through the lens of the requirements of a transitional justice process in order to identify possibilities and gaps.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe