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
Two students enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Marishet Mohammed Hamza from Ethiopia and Virginia Raffaeli from Italy – developed for the ICRC online casebook How does Law Protect in War? 26 practical cases that show how IHL applies in contemporary armed conflicts.
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.
UN Photo/Mark Garten
In this opening lecture of the academic year, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on international crimes committed in Syria, will share her experience on a career in international law.
This panel will discuss the legal and policy challenges of the new Swiss laws in light of international law.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the role of public international law in international relations and on international legal persons.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, looks at the sources from which public international law rules stem and at the entities that are empowered with the capacity of law-making in the international legal order. It aims at enabling participants to develop a global perception of the international normative system.
Medical Aid for Palestinians / Ezz Al Zanoon
This project aims to ensure better protection of and assistance for persons with disabilities in situations of armed conflict or its aftermath by identifying legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict, and the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect.
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.