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6 May 2022
Professor Marco Roscini is the new Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law (Swiss IHL Chair) at the Geneva Academy.
He succeeds Robin Geiß who held the position from 2019 to 2021 – moving then to new responsibilities as the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Marco Roscini is a Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster, London. He is a leading expert in international law of armed conflict, the use of force in international law, and international cyber security law and has published widely in the field of international security law.
‘We are thrilled to have Professor Roscini joining us as our new Swiss IHL Chair. With his extensive expertise in the law of armed conflict and international cyber security law, he is the perfect person to lead our research on disruptive military technologies and our joint initiative with the International Committee of the Red Cross on the digitalization of armed conflict’ says Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
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As Swiss IHL Chair, Professor Roscini will pursue his predecessor’s research on the digitalization of armed conflict, related protection challenges and the potential need to update international humanitarian law (IHL).
‘I am delighted to join the Geneva Academy as the new Swiss IHL Chair and to work on disruptive military technologies. This is indeed one of the most pressing issues in today’s IHL’ says Professor Roscini.
In and Around War(s) is a new podcast series of the Geneva Academy on contemporary legal issues related to wars.
At a roundtable organised by Chatham House and hosted by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, experts addressed the role of human rights in AI governance.
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This panel discussion – co-organized with ICoCA – will consider the growing importance of PMCs and the role ICoCA might play in promoting human rights observance and strengthening accountability of these actors in armed conflicts.
This online short course provides an overview of the content and evolution of the rules governing the use of unilateral force in international law, including military intervention on humanitarian grounds and the fight against international terrorism. It focuses on the practice of states and international organizations.
This online short course analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
This project will facilitate a multistakeholder consultative process to identify knowledge gaps, generate new evidence and co-design evidence-based tools to support regulatory and policy responses to human rights challenges linked to digital technologies.
This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.