The Economic Crisis and the Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Wednesday 14 May I 18:30
Villa Moynier (120B rue de Lausanne) – Geneva
Recent years have seen a remarkable expansion in the scale and importance of ESCR in international law. Economic crises, however, put pressure on national budgets and the progressive realization of this set of rights. At this event, panelists will discuss those conflicting trends against the background of a new book published by Oxford University Press, which will be launched by its editors Eibe Riedel, Gilles Giacca and Christophe Golay. This book assesses the effectiveness of efforts to realize ESCR by investigating the contemporary challenges obstructing their protection, and the progress that has been made in expanding their implementation.
The World's First Comprehensive Training Course on International Weapons Law
The aim of the course is to instil participants with a detailed understanding of international weapons law: police use of force, use of weapons as a means or method of warfare, disarmament, and small arms control. Module 1 (4 - 8 August) Law of Law Enforcement (LOLE) Module 2 (11 - 15 August) Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) Module 3 ( 18 - 22 August) Disarmament Law Module 4 (25 - 29 August) Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control
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.
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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