Robin Geiß is Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS). He is the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law (Swiss IHL Chair) since 2020 and succeeded to Professor Noam Lubell (first Swiss IHL Chair from 2013 to 2019).
As Swiss IHL Chair, Professor Geiß pursues research projects on disruptive military technologies, with a particular focus on the legal and ethical challenges raised by cyberwarfare and AI-supported decision-making in military affairs.
The Swiss IHL Chair develops and promotes the Geneva Academy’s expertise in IHL via policy work, cutting-edge research, expert meetings, the development of partnerships and teaching.
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The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.