24 September 2021, 18:15-19:30
In his new book War (Oxford University Press), Professor Andrew Clapham discusses the relevance of the concept of war today and examines how our notions about war continue to influence how we conceive rights and obligations in national and international law. More generally, the book considers what happens when someone considers themselves to be at war.
The book provides an overall account of the contemporary law of war and a detailed inquiry into whether states should be able to continue to claim so-called ‘belligerent rights’ over their enemies and those accused of breaching expectations of neutrality, including those ancient rights connected to booty, blockade and enemy property at sea.
Professor Clapham will discuss the main arguments in the book with Professor Gloria Gaggioli and the audience.
The book launch will take place in Geneva and online on Zoom.
Register here to follow the launch online.
All places for following the event in Geneva are booked (Due to sanitary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, places in Geneva are limited and have been allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)
The Geneva Human Rights Platform is collaborating with the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and OHCHR in the development of an online database aimed at assessing the impact of the UN human rights treaty body system.
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In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the role of public international law in international relations and on international legal persons.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
This project will facilitate a multistakeholder consultative process to identify knowledge gaps, generate new evidence and co-design evidence-based tools to support regulatory and policy responses to human rights challenges linked to digital technologies.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.