Event information

22 May 2019, 18:30-20:00
Register start 8 April 2019
Register end 20 May 2019

Downloads

Flyer >

Book Launch - International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare

Event

Cover page of the Book Cover page of the Book

In his new book published by Elgar International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare, Professor Marco Sassòli focuses on controversial issues and on the challenges facing the implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) in practice.

The 600-pages book notably discusses when IHL applies, its substantive rules, how to ensure its respect and whether the traditional distinction between international and non-international armed conflicts remains relevant.

In this launch event, key experts will comment and dialogue with Professor Sassòli on specific aspects of the book, including naval warfare and the law of neutrality, sources of IHL, IHL and human rights, as well as the classification of armed conflicts.

Moderation

  • Elvina Pothelet, Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Gloria Gaggioli, Swiss National Science Foundation Professor, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
  • Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Head of the ICRC Unit in charge of the update of the ICRC commentaries on the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977
  • Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
  • Marco Sassòli, Director, Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva

Registration

Please register via this online form.

Reception

The event will be followed by a reception.

Location

Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac

Access for People with Disabilities

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

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

First class of the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict News

Executive Master: 44 Professionals Start their Learning Journey in Geneva and Online

6 October 2020

For the 2020-2021 academic year, 18 practitioners will follow the programme in Geneva and 26 online.

Read more

Portrait of Tarek Tawil News

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

19 May 2020

Tarek Tawil is a humanitarian practitioner, specialized in the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons during and following armed conflicts. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it will bring to his career.

Read more

Computer code Event

Launch Event: Joint Initiative on the Digitalization of Conflict

29 October 2020, 10:00-12:00

This panel discussion marks the Launch of our New Research Initiative, carried out jointly by our Swiss IHL Chair Robin Geiß and the ICRC.

Read more

Syria,  Aleppo, great Umayyad mosque. Destructions. Short Course

The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

18 February - 12 March 2021

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.

Read more

A wide view of the UN Security Council Short Course

Sanctions in Public International Law

19 February - 26 March 2021

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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.

Read more

Computer screen with warning: civilian infrastucture: do not attack Project

Digitalization of Conflict Joint Initiative: Humanitarian Impact and Legal Protection

Started in September 2020

This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.

Read more

Putis, Peru. The clothes of missing child found in a mass grave close to the village at the exhibition organized for the relatives of victimes. The family will be able to identify their missing relatives. Project

INVESTIGATING IN SITUATIONS OF ARMED CONFLICT: Law, Policy and Good Practice

Completed in January 2014

This project, initiated in 2014 by the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law, Professor Noam Lubell, intends to identify, via expert meetings and research, a set of best practices that states should apply when they investigate or examine alleged violations or misconduct in situations of armed conflict.

Read more

Cover page of the Annual Report 2019 Publication

Annual Report 2019

published on May 2020

Read more

Cover of the publication Publication

From Words to Deeds: A Study of Armed Non-State Actors’ Practice and Interpretations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Norms

published on December 2019

Annyssa Bellal, Pascal Bongard, Ezequiel Heffes

Read more