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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.
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Our new policy brief Delivering the Right to Peace: Towards a Reinforced Role of the Human Rights Council in the UN's Peace and Security Framework delves into the possibilities of enhancing the Human Rights Council's involvement in the UN's peace and security functions.
Vance Culbert is a senior development and humanitarian professional who has managed operations for NGOs and UN agencies over the past twenty years. He just started as a Visiting Fellow at the Geneva Academy and will stay with us until the end of October.
Panelists will address the relevance of the case for armed conflict classification, rebel governance, the protection of cultural property in armed conflicts, and the nexus requirement.
After having followed this online short course, participants will know who the protected persons and goods are and what rules of IHL can be used for their protection in an international armed conflict. An overview of the rules applicable in non-international armed conflicts will also be given.
This online short course 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.
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The IHL-EP works to strengthen the capacity of human rights mechanisms to incorporate IHL into their work in an efficacious and comprehensive manner. By so doing, it aims to address the normative and practical challenges that human rights bodies encounter when dealing with cases in which IHL applies.