24 February 2021
Our Teaching Assistant Joshua Niyo received a one-year Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Doc.Mobility grant to spend a year at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law as Visiting Researcher. With this SNF grant, he will finalize his doctoral research on the norms, principles and contemporary challenges regarding territorial control by armed-non state actors (ANSAs) in non-international armed conflicts. He will also complete other writing and research projects in the thematic area of ANSAs and international law, including on Islamist groups, and will be involved in the UCLA School of Law’s Promise Institute for Human Rights.
Joshua is an alumnus of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and has been a Teaching Assistant with us since September 2017.
‘Undeniably, the Geneva Academy has been formative for me, as a student, Teaching Assistant, and researcher. As a rich and inspiring environment, it has given me the tools for an illustrious career in international law, for which I am thankful! I am grateful to God for the new opportunity, and look forward both to exercising these attributes at UCLA, and to the career growth and impact of this new experience!’ Says Joshua.
Virginia Raffaeli is a Research Officer for the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. In this interview, she tells about the programme and what it brought to her career.
Co-published with the ICRC, they provide key guidance to States aiming to conduct investigations of IHL violations, but also to other bodies and individuals seeking a more detailed understanding of investigations in armed conflict.
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.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
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.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.
Via a new lecture series on disruptive military technologies, this project aims at staying abreast of the various military technology trends; promoting legal and policy debate on new military technologies; and furthering the understanding of the convergent effects of different technological trends shaping the digital battlefield of the future.