6 June 2023, 18:00-20:00
Register start 1 June 2023
Register end 7 June 2023
In a conversation with our Director Professor Gloria Gaggioli and the audience, Peter Maurer will share insights from his career as the former President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and former Swiss diplomat.
He will notably discuss today's application of humanitarian norms and principles, what he sees as today's main challenges in armed conflicts and how international humanitarian law can address them. A first-hand observer of humanitarian diplomacy and negotiations he will also discuss how law interplays with other imperatives in humanitarian negotiations and how he sees the future of multilateralism.
Peter Maurer is a Swiss diplomat and was the president of the ICRC from 2012 to 2022. Under his leadership, the ICRC carried out humanitarian work in over 80 countries. Priorities for his presidency included strengthening humanitarian diplomacy, engaging states and other actors for the respect of international humanitarian law, and improving the humanitarian response through innovations and new partnerships.
The discussion with Peter Maurer will be followed by a reception
Giada Rubino follows our online Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict while working as a Human Rights Associate at OHCHR in Colombia.
The Geneva Academy has been granted leave by the European Court of Human Rights to intervene as a third-party – along with 26 governments – in the Inter-State case Ukraine and the Netherlands v. Russia
This annual conference co-organized with the University of Essex provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, young scholars and civil society representatives to discuss contemporary legal issues in armed conflict.
This online short course 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.
This online short course provides an overview of the content and evolution of the rules governing the use of unilateral force in international law, including military intervention on humanitarian grounds and the fight against international terrorism. It focuses on the practice of states and international organizations.
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.
UN Photo/Violaine Martin
The IHL-EP works to strengthen the capacity of human rights mechanisms to incorporate IHL into their work in an efficacious and comprehensive manner. By so doing, it aims to address the normative and practical challenges that human rights bodies encounter when dealing with cases in which IHL applies.