Panel discussion on: Promoting and Protecting Education in Situations of Armed Conflict
PEIC announces new Legal Research Series:United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms and the Right to Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict. Commissioned by PEIC and authored by researchers at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, this publication in the Legal Series scrutinizes the relevant practice and processes of United Nations mechanisms that monitor and supervise the implementation of relevant international law. In so doing, it assesses their current and potential contribution to the protection of education in times of insecurity and conflict.
New Academy Briefing no. 5 on: Facilitating Peaceful Protests
Freedom of assembly, and specifically for the purpose of protest, concerns every state. A state that obstructs or prevents peaceful protests, deems them unlawful, or uses force to disperse or deter them, is not only potentially violating the right to freedom of assembly but also creating conditions that invite violence. In recent protests in Cambodia, Egypt, Thailand, and Ukraine, among many others, excessive use of force by the security forces has been widely condemned. It is in the state’s own interest to ensure that protests can occur, and that they can occur peacefully.
The 2014 Antonio Cassese Summer School offers an intensive course on transitional justice principles and processes, with a special focus on post-conflict situations. Based on both scholarly and practitioner expertise across a range of areas (including human rights, international criminal law, security reform, legal philosophy, gender politics) and country situations, the programme combines a general course on transitional justice with complementary topic-specific lectures. The general course will be delivered by leading transitional justice scholar Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor of law at the University of California.
Apply Now - Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict
The enrolment process is now open for the Academy's Executive Master in Armed Conflict, which offers a unique opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in specific areas of International Law in Armed Conflict. Drawing on the expertise of the Academy’s specialized staff as well as experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross and other Geneva based non-governmental organizations, the training modules are specifically tailored to meet the practical needs of professionals. These factors make the Academy's Specialized Training Modules a highly valued and internationally respected qualification.
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.
The Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity is to promote global activities in various disciplines, including human rights, peace, international justice, transitional justice and development