Geneva Academy Wednesdays
This event marks the launch of Dr Katharine Fortin’s new book ‘The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law’ (OUP, 2017)
The book explores the dilemma that although it is increasingly common for UN bodies to hold armed groups to account under human rights law, there has long remained doubt about the extent to which this practice can be legally justified. Employing a theoretical, historical and comparative analysis that spans international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international human rights law, the book brings significant new understanding to the question of whether and when armed groups might be bound by human rights law. In doing so, the book draws upon social science literature on armed conflict to present a new viewpoint on the role that human rights law plays vis-à-vis international humanitarian law in armed conflicts.
Geneva Academy Wednesdays (GAW) are a platform coordinated by Geneva Academy researchers and teaching assistants to foster debate and discussion between academics and practitioners on different aspects of international law or international relations.
Tram 15, tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Sécheron
Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch
Our new publication Kurdish Military Formations in Middle Eastern Battlefields provides an overview of Kurdish history, of current dynamics of the Kurdish question, as well as of Kurdish forces and armed groups in the Middle East. It also analyses how recent developments in the region, including the emergence and fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), are impacting on Kurdish armed groups and alliances.
Portrait of Duch
La projection du film de Rithy Panh, dans lequel il interroge Kaing Guek Eav, dit Duch, sera suivie d'un débat modéré par Sévane Garibian, Professeure de droit (FNS) à l'Université de Genève.
This Geneva Academy Wednesday proposes to discuss these current issues on classification and applicable law under international humanitarian law.
UN Photo/Stuart Price
This course provides a concise and systematic treatment of the peacebuilding process in post-conflict and fragile situations. It adopts a holistic definition of peacebuilding that combines the socio-political issues with economic growth in a sustainable development perspective.
This course examines one of the main purpose of international humanitarian law (IHL), which is to mitigate human suffering caused by war. It enables a careful evaluation of the various IHL rules intended to help protect vulnerable persons, such as civilians and prisoners of war, as well as property during armed conflict.
This research project looked at the protection of civilian populations subject to the control of a foreign army by analyzing the link between the international law of military occupation and human rights.
UN Photo/Stuart Price
This research project aimed to clarify the multiple facets of post-conflict peacebuilding.