26 October 2016
The U.S. Army
Have you ever wondered how armed forces are structured? What the size of a battalion is? What staff officers are responsible for? Where legal advisers are usually located within the chain of command? What an “OPO” is? Find out on 26 October!
Eric Steinmyller served in the French Navy for 30 years, including as the head of the law of armed conflict section at the French Ministry of defence and defence attaché as military advisor to the Ambassador of France to the Conference on Disarmament.
Marco Sassòli is Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva. He teaches the course on international humanitarian law in the LLM programme.
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The Geneva Academy and the University of Essex’s School of Law and Human Rights Centre hosted the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference representing a further example of the burgeoning relationship between the two institutions.
Mpho Somhlaba is a South African Diplomat responsible for humanitarian issues at the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN in Geneva and is currently enrolled in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict.
This annual conference, co-organized with the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex, provides a space to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and the current year in relation to armed conflicts situations.
To close the third edition of the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference, Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will deliver a keynote address.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy, this advanced seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research international humanitarian law contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.
Launched in 2016, this project aimed to identify whether, to what extent and under what circumstances armed non-state actors incur obligations under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights (HR) law.
This research project looked at the protection of civilian populations subject to the control of a foreign army by analyzing the link between the international law of military occupation and human rights.