14 November 2022
From 14 to 20 November, flags with the Geneva Academy’s logo will be flying on the Mont-Blanc Bridge on the occasion of our 15th anniversary. This will coincide with a series of events and activities related to this anniversary that will kick off this week.
‘We are very grateful to the City of Geneva for giving us this space to celebrate this important milestone. The Mont Blanc Bridge connects two sides of Geneva: its international and local ones. As an academic institution, we feel part of both and having our flags on this space during a week is a beautiful illustration of our mandate, constituencies and work’ says Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘On a more metaphorical level, building bridges – between the field and Geneva or between different legal frameworks or even disciplines – is exactly what we do’ she adds.
If you happen to be in Geneva or pass by the Mont-Blanc Bridge, take a photo and share it on social media using the #GAFlags hashtag!
You can find on this page – which we regularly update – all our events, actions and posts related to this important milestone.
Our Research Fellow Dr Chiara Redaelli tells us whether these referendums will affect our RULAC classification of the armed conflicts that are currently taking place in Ukraine.
In 2022, the TBMP hosted nine informal meetings for UN TBs, with the participation of UN TBs secretariat staff from OHCHR, along with UN Special Procedures mandate holders and their respective secretariat staff in order to support OHCHR ‘all-mechanism’ approach.
This IHL Talk will address today's place of nuclear weapons, including their humanitarian impact, the impact of technological advancements, the relevance of the deterrence narrative and implications on the international legal framework.
At this book launch, one of the book’s editors will discuss cultural heritage and mass atrocities with contributors to the book and specialists.
This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
Organized by the Geneva Academy and the ICRC, the Advanced IHL seminar for academics and humanitarian policymakers aims to enhance the capacity of academics to teach and research IHL and contemporary issues arising during armed conflict, while also equipping policymakers with an in-depth understanding of ongoing legal debates and their relevance to decision-making.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
This research aimed at taking stock of and contributing to a better understanding of the above-mentioned challenges to the principle of universality of human rights while also questioning their validity.