Thursday 27 June | 12:30 – 14:00 | Villa Moynier |120B rue de Lausanne
This lecture examines whether the existing rules of IHL are sufficiently clear and adequate in light of the technology’s specific characteristics, as well as with regard to the foreseeable humanitarian impact it may have.
Dr Hitoshi NASU, Senior Lecturer, Australian National University Chair:
Dr Nils Melzer, Swiss IHL chair at the Geneva Academy and Senior Fellow at the GCSP
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the International Commission of Jurists held the side event:
Tuesday 11 June 2013 | 1pm-3pm | Geneva - Palais des Nations | Room XXV
The objective of this side event was to provide participants with a forum to discuss the protection of Human Rights under the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), including ways to ensure compliance with the ATT, and the relevance of the treaty for the Human Rights Council and its special procedures.
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A total of 67 states signed the Arms Trade Treaty on the day the treaty opened for signature: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chile, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Portugal, Romania, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, the Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom.
A series of statements were then delivered by signatory states.
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