11 March 2020, 18:00-19:30
Register start 5 February 2020
Register end 10 March 2020
As both the former Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near-East (UNRWA) (2014-2019) and a former Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (2002-2014), Pierre Krahenbühl knows first-hand how to navigate operational challenges characterizing situations of armed conflict.
Drawing from his unique experience, he will share his thoughts on the role played by international humanitarian law as a legal framework in contributing to the daily work of international humanitarian organizations.
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In this event, Pierre Krahenbühl, former Commissioner-General for the UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near-East (UNRWA) and former Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), discussed operational challenges characterizing situations of armed conflict.
Three new Working Papers – researched by the Geneva Academy in the context of our joint project with the ICRC on the digitalization of armed conflict – address some of the main issues of contention concerning the application of international law to military cyber operations.
Diego Ruiz Gayol is a Mexican diplomat working at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva where he is in charge of human rights issues. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it brought to his career.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides an introduction to the key principles and terminology of IHL.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.
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.