Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference
The Geneva Academy and the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex are pleased to invite you to the third Conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict (CIAC).
Issues to be discussed include:
A detailed programme will soon follow.
Expert panels with leading academics and practitioners will address the above-mentioned topics. To foster interactions and debate among participants, speakers will provide different /complementary perspectives while leaving space for interactions with the public.
To end the conference, an evening event will take place from 17:45 onwards at the Villa Moynier with a keynote address by Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.
You need to register to attend the conference, via this online form.
This annual conference, co-organized with the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex, provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, and civil society representatives to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and the current year in relation to armed conflicts situations.
Our new War Report article Iraq: Any Hope for Change? provides an overview of the non-international armed conflict in the country, including information about the classification of the conflict, its history, parties and developments in 2019.
Marie-Charlotte Beaudry works as a Human Rights Officer/Women Protection Advisor at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui. She tells us about the programme and what it brought to her career.
Panelists will discuss the struggle of Sednaya's former detainees for justice and accountability, and explore the role of current justice and redress initiatives in the contexts of universal jurisdiction and in the documentation of violations.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias
This short course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.
This short course 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.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.
Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.