The Francis Lieber Prize 2015 was won by Dr Gilles Giacca
Awarded annually by the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict, The Francis Lieber Prize 2015 was won by Dr Gilles Giacca for his book Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Armed Conflict published by Oxford University Press.
Dr Gilles Giacca holds a MA from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and a LLM from the University of Essex and holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Geneva and IHEID. Between 2006 and 2012, Gilles Giacca was teaching assistant and then research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law. The awarded book was written during his time at the Academy under the supervision of Professor Peter Haggenmacher and Professor Andrew Clapham.
He is now Legal Advisor in the ICRC's Legal Division, covering the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), arms availability and small arms, new technologies of warfare, including remote-controlled, autonomous weapons, the CCW process on autonomous weapons, as well as weapons reviews & Article 36 API. He is also a Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict.
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is delighted to announce that it will be one of the University of Essex partners on a new global project investigating the human rights implications of the collection, storage and use of big data. The project, which is being largely funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will explore issues including privacy and how big data gathered through social media can be used against us, but also how it can be harnessed to document human rights violations, provide assistance and access to basic rights, and improve lives around the world.
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