Multilateral diplomacy in the advancement of Human Rights (primarily through the Human Rights Council) is one of the main activities of International Geneva. Established in March 2006, the Council is now a well-established mechanism of the United Nations and is approaching its 10th year -yet the individuals who engage at the Council sessions often change, and they often juggle a larger portfolio of responsibilities.
In order for delegates and representatives to better tackle the substantive and practical challenges ahead, we are offering this training programme for individuals who aspire to perform more effectively in a multilateral context. The programme is designed to enhance personal skills in multilateral diplomacy, with a particular focus on the human rights context.
The Foundation Prix Henry Dunant, in partnership with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, has awarded the 2016 Henry Dunant Research Prize to Ms Sabrina Henry, for her LLM paper entitled:
«Transposition de la notion de « fonction de combat continue » dans les conflits armés internationaux et son application aux forces armées gouvernementales dans les conflits armés non internationaux ».
This work offers a critical analysis of the concepts of "continuous combat function" and "direct participation in hostilities" and puts forward proposals to extend the scope of the first of these notions. The arguments advanced, innovative, accessible and nuanced, demonstrate a thorough understanding of international humanitarian law, which led the jury, composed of members of the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation, the Geneva Academy and the International Committee of the Red Cross in awarding the prize to Ms Henry for her work, faithful in spirit to the values promoted by Henry Dunant.
Expert Seminar - Using New Technologies to Enhance Protection During Armed Conflict
Tuesday 15 November 2016 I 17:45-19:45
(welcome coffee at 17:15)
Pétale 5, Room C1 I Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugène-Rigot 2) I Geneva
Advances in technology have dominated much of the debate in the field of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in recent years. The topics of discussion have presented complex legal challenges, such as how to regulate the domain of cyber space, as well as often focusing on the risks and fears generated by technologies such as autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. Presenting the other side of the story, this seminar will be particularly relevant to diplomats and experts working in disarmament, human rights and humanitarian affairs. Whether trough collection of data in social media, mapping of areas in need, or using areal drones for search and rescue operations, the seminar will demonstrate the new ways in which technological advances can enhance protection for victims of armed conflict. Further information
IHL Talks - Refugees and Migrants: Legal and Human Challenges
The IHL Talks are a new series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months at lunchtime, academic experts, practitioners, policy makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
We are launching a series of “Military Briefings” relating to military institutions and the law for our students.
This unique series of events aims to improve Geneva Academy students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds with the ultimate goal of improving compliance with the law.
The Academy aims at leading and promoting high level research and Policy Studies in its different areas of expertise, related to international norms in armed conflict and human rights policy questions, including international humanitarian law.