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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Our new publication Transitional Justice and the European Convention on Human Rights systematically reviews and critically discusses the evolving ‘transitional’ jurisprudence of Europe’s main guardian of human rights – the Court in Strasbourg – across highly contentious issues such as amnesty, property rights, along with institutional reform and vetting.
Our local partner in Vietnam, the Association for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, hosted a one day workshop as part of our research project Disability and Armed Conflict.
A side event co-organized with Geneva Call at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
This event, hosted by the Geneva Academy and the ICRC during the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, will serve to discuss the new Guidelines on this issue with Conference participants.
This short course analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
This short course discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
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.
This project examined the legal requirements that the use of autonomous weapon systems would need to comply with in a number of scenarios envisaged by proponents of increasing autonomy in weapon systems.