25 May 2018, 12:15-14:00
Register start 7 May 2018
Register end 24 May 2018
The establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been a decisive milestone in the emergence of a culture of accountability for international crimes. It has set new standards for victim’s participation, and has pronounced landmark judgments on command responsibility, the use of child soldiers, crimes of sexual violence and the destruction of cultural property. As of 17 July 2018, the Court will be able to exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. Yet, the lack of cooperation by states in the execution of arrest warrants, the geographical imbalance of cases and the lack of jurisdiction over conflicts like the one in Syria equally form part of the Court’s history.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, the Geneva Academy and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) invite you to a panel discussion. It shall provide an opportunity to reflect on the Court’s challenges and ways to address them. In particular, the panelists will talk about how the UN Human Rights Council and other institutions in Geneva can contribute to the work of the Court.
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The IHL Talks are a new series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months at lunchtime, academic experts, practitioners, policy makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
A Geneva Academy team will participate in the 2017 Nuremberg Moot Court, which will take place on 26-29 July 2017. It will be one of the 42 teams coming from 27 countries.
In 2017, 55 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to the definitions under international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority were non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years. The analysis highlights two salient features: the multiplication of armed non-state actors and unprecedented casualties linked to armed gang violence.
In this book launch, the two editors Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger will provide an overview of the project followed by a discussion with a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners.
In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL) given by Professor Gloria Gaggioli, students will plead for Russia and Georgia arguing that the side they represent respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.
This research project looked at the reactions to norms of more than 30 armed groups worldwide.
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.