Event information

29 October 2020, 10:00-12:00

Launch Event: Joint Initiative on the Digitalization of Conflict

Event

Computer code Computer code

This panel discussion marks the Launch of our New Research Initiative, which will be carried out jointly by our Swiss IHL Chair Robin Geiß and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Digital technologies are set to revolutionize the ways wars are fought. Technological advances in the fields of cyberspace and artificial intelligence will have far-reaching and not yet fully understood consequences for future humanitarian protection needs and the humanitarian legal framework at large.

Against this backdrop, our panelists will explore and discuss the rapidly evolving digitalization of armed conflicts.

Moderator

  • Gloria Gaggioli, Director, Geneva Academy and Associate Professor, University of Geneva

Panelists

  • Robin Geiß, Swiss IHL Chair, Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law and Security, University of Glasgow
  • Laurent Gisel, Head of the Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit, Legal Division, ICRC
  • Chelsey Slack, Deputy Head, Cyber Defence Section Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO Headquarters
  • Kerstin Vignard, Head, UNIDIR Support Team to General Assembly processes pursuant to resolutions 73/27 and 73/266

Online

This event will take online on the platform Zoom.

Registration

To follow the event online, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Asking Questions to Panelists

Please use the Zoom chat function to ask your questions, the moderator will make a selection of questions at the end of the presentations. There will be no possibility to interact by webcam and microphone in order to avoid connection issues.

Location

Online event

Access

Registration

To follow the meeting online, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Asking Questions to Panelists

Please use the chatbox to ask your questions, the moderator will make a selection of questions at the end of the presentations. There will be no possibility to interact by webcam and microphone in order to avoid connexion issues.

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

View of Baidoa central prison in Somalia. News

The Updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention: The Geneva Academy’s Contribution

2 June 2020

The updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention will bewill be launched online on 16 June where an expert panel, including our Director Professor Marco Sassòli, will discuss the Commentary's main findings and will examine how international humanitarian law protects prisoners of war.

Read more

raining session at our regional IHL event in Beirut in December 2018 News

Advanced IHL Training for the Next Generation of International Lawyers in the Middle East and North Africa

1 July 2020

Organized by the ICRC, Diakonia Lebanon Resource Desk for IHL and the Geneva Academy, it aims at empowering the next generation of international lawyers from the region with advanced knowledge of international law applicable in armed conflict

Read more

Mali,  Gao region, Ansongo cercle, Fafa. ICRC dissemination session about international humanitarian law for the army of Mali. Event

Thinking out of the (Tool)Box: Promoting Implementation of and Respect for International Humanitarian Law

11 November 2020, 18:00-19:30

This IHL Talk aims at shining light on the various ways of promoting respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law.

Read more

Somalia, explosion of a bomb in the Mogadishu's market place. Short Course

The Classification of Armed Conflicts

29 January - 19 February 2021

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides an in-depth study of an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.

Read more

Afghanistan, Parwan detention facility. Inside a room where detainees of the prison, separated by an acrylic glass, are allowed to meet with their families a couple of times per year with the help of the ICRC employees who facilitate the programme. Short Course

Preventing and Combating Terrorism

11 March - 1 April 2021

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter-terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.

Read more

Computer screen with warning: civilian infrastucture: do not attack Project

Digitalization of Conflict Joint Initiative: Humanitarian Impact and Legal Protection

Started in September 2020

This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.

Read more

On the screen, on the screen is Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), briefing the Security Council on the 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions. Project

International Humanitarian Law and the United Nations Security Council

Started in January 2020

Read more

Cover page of the Annual Report 2019 Publication

Annual Report 2019

published on May 2020

Read more

Cover of the publication Publication

From Words to Deeds: A Study of Armed Non-State Actors’ Practice and Interpretations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Norms

published on December 2019

Annyssa Bellal, Pascal Bongard, Ezequiel Heffes

Read more