14 February 2020, 12:00-14:00
Register start 29 January 2020
Register end 13 February 2020
In spite of great personal risk – and perhaps especially so in situations of armed conflict - local human rights defenders are the first to investigate and expose violations of international law committed by those in power. Their work is often instrumental in convincing international NGOs to take up a cause, but can also be essential in triggering criminal prosecutions either before the International Criminal Court or on the basis of universal jurisdiction. However, in a context of increasing fragmentation of the warring parties, disinformation, and limited access to conflict zones, how do ones credibly document serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the fog of warfare?
Organized in cooperation with the Martin Ennals Foundation, this IHL Talk aims at shining a light on the contribution that the courageous work of human rights defenders makes to efforts towards achieving accountability.
The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
You need to register to attend this event, via this online form.
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Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac
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Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis of this conflict, including information about parties, classification and applicable international law.
During an online expert meeting hosted by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, more than 20 UN Special Rapporteurs and members of UN working groups, as well as OHCHR staff, civil society representatives and lawyers explored how the impact of UN Special Procedures’ visits, recommendations and inquiries can be effectively measured and evaluated.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).
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.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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