4 May 2019, 09:00-16:00
Register start 28 April 2019
Register end 3 May 2019
The conflict in and around Gaza in July-August 2014, called by Israel ‘Operation Protective Edge’, claimed many civilian victims and gave rise to numerous mutual accusations of violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). In 2015, a United Nations Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry shared its findings on violations on IHL and human rights committed during this conflict and the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced the opening of a preliminary investigation into the situation.
In the framework of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights and the course on IHL given by Professor Marco Sassòli, LLM students will plead for Israel and for Palestine arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.
In front of a jury composed of Professor Marco Sassòli and Elvina Pothelet, students (whose roles were attributed by the lot) will plead on:
The public is welcome to attend the pleadings which will be performed in English and can register via this online form.
Tram 15, tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac
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
Sandra Pointet/Geneva Academy
Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights spent most of their summer working on their LLM papers: around 20 pages to discuss a specific issue in international humanitarian law and human rights in armed conflict.
Coming from 18 different countries, they work as diplomats, lawyers as well as for NGOs, UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and academic institutions.
This event marks the launch in Geneva of the book International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors: Debates, Law and Practice.
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UN Photo/Manuel Elias
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Medical Aid for Palestinians / Ezz Al Zanoon
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