Tuesday 10 December – 6.15 pm
Auditorium Pictet - Maison de la Paix (rue Eugène-Rigot 2) - Geneva
The Geneva Academy will launch its first War Report on 10 December 2013 (Human Rights Day). The War Report (2012) identifies and discusses all those situations of armed violence that amounted to armed conflicts according to the criteria which have developed under international law. The War Report lists a total of 37 armed conflicts on the territory of 24 states for 2012. The purpose of TheWar Report is to collect information in the public domain and provide legal analysis for governments, policy makers, the United Nations, academics, NGOs, and journalists. The War Report also identifies conflict-related deaths and injuries for each armed conflict, disaggregating categories whenever the data supports it.
The Weapons Law Encyclopaedia will be the world's first website dedicated to describing international law applicable to all weapons. The launch version of the Encyclopaedia covers the use of conventional and non-conventional weapons that are specifically prohibited by international treaties. It includes relevant case law, a glossary of international legal terms, and a summary of weapons law treaties. Maya Brehm and Stuart Casey-Maslen who have conducted the research for the Encyclopaedia, will present the website publicly for the first time.
Autonomous Weapon Systems:Dangerous Killer Robots or Smarter and Less-Harmful Warfare?
FULL VIDEO OF THE DEBATE NOW AVAILABLE
The motion under debate will be: “Should there be an absolute ban on autonomous systems capable of using lethal force?” Two key speakers will argue for and against the motion, and respond to each other’s presentation. This will be followed by a discussion session with the audience, and a public vote.
LL.M.-MAS of Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Applications for the Academic year 2014-2015 are now open
The LL.M. provides students with a unique opportunity to follow advanced courses and seminars in all branches of international law, applicable to situations of armed conflict and to grasp fully the interplay between them.
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