27 September 2018, 18:30-20:00
Register start 23 September 2018
Register end 26 September 2018
Developments in the area of international human rights law (IHRL) have had a significant impact on the planning and conduct of operations by modern armed forces. Human rights bodies are increasingly called upon to address situations involving an armed conflict, requiring stakeholders to tackle issues related to the co-applicability of IHRL and international humanitarian law. These developments have both legal and political implications, but above all, they may exert a profound influence on the livelihoods of individual human beings.
As a member of the British armed forces, our speaker will give a military perspective on the impact of IHRL on military operations, focusing particularly on the British experience in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jennifer Maddocks is a Major in the British Army Legal Services and a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter. She joined the British Army in 2009, after ten years working as a lawyer in private practice. Following her military training, her first legal assignment was to the 1st (UK) Armoured Division in Germany. She later worked at Army Headquarters in the United Kingdom (UK) and was subsequently assigned as a Legal Advisor to the International Military Advisory and Training Team in Sierra Leone. Major Maddocks has also worked for the Service Prosecuting Authority in Germany and as Legal Advisor to the UK Logistics Headquarters in Afghanistan, advising on detention and disciplinary issues. From 2016, she was assigned as a Military Professor to the Stockton Centre for the Study of International Law at the US Naval War College.
This Military Briefing is primarily open to Geneva Academy’s students and the participants of the ICRC’s course for humanitarian practitioners and policy-makers in Geneva, who will be prioritized in the allocation of seats. External participants are also welcome provided there remains adequate seating.
All interested participants need to register to attend this event via this online form.
Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
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Professor Gloria Gaggioli is the new Director of the Geneva Academy. In this new role, she will provide vision and guidance to anchor the role of the Geneva Academy as a centre for academic excellence that provides high-quality education, training and research in international law in armed conflict and in human rights.
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Knowledge transfer is at the heart of our activities. During 2019, our professors, researchers and staff have ensured such transfer in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice via research, our three masters, training courses, events and the Geneva Human Rights Platform.
This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on the various ways of promoting respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides participants with a solid understanding of the existing pluralistic system of international accountability for international crimes and of its main challenges.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
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.
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