Neglected Conflicts? Challenges of Perception and Protection
Friday 21 March I 13:00 -14:30
Vieux-Bois (12, avenue de la Paix) – Geneva
Victims of armed conflict can be found in all corners of the globe, yet public and media attention does not always provide the same level of scrutiny or awareness to all conflicts. Does our potentially biased perception of different regions distort the ability to achieve progress? Moreover, the challenges to protection of victims of conflict can vary dramatically from one region to another. Are protection efforts adequately geared for all types of conflicts? What are the particular challenges for ensuring protection in some of the conflicts further from the public eye?
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.
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.