23 June 2022, 17:30-18:30
Register start 30 May 2022
Register end 22 June 2022
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Cyberspace has dramatically transformed human existence. The ability to digitize, store, analyse and transport data around the globe has had profound effects in every sector of society and has changed the way we conduct personal, business, and political affairs. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this revolution in our societies and amplified the ubiquity of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Yet, cyberspace also offers new means and methods for different actors to conduct malicious activities. Cyber operations conducted by both state and non-state actors are perceived as potential challenges for international peace and security as well as for the international legal order. Cyber operations have become an integral part of international relations. States and non-state actors are conducting cyber operations against other States and actors, notably during armed conflicts.
In this talk, as part of our research on disruptive military technologies, we will analyse different examples of cyber operations (eg. Stuxnet, NotPetya and SolarWinds) allegedly conducted or sponsored by states, and discuss their effects on the geopolitical contexts as well as the different challenges they raise for international law, notably jus ad bellum and jus in bello.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
Professor Sassòli was in charge of the IHL part of the report that was presented on 13 April by the three experts to the OSCE Permanent Council.
At a roundtable organised by Chatham House and hosted by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, experts addressed the role of human rights in AI governance.
In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.
This short course examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides an in-depth study of an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.
Medical Aid for Palestinians / Ezz Al Zanoon
This project aimed 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.
This project examined how IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the UN Charter, as well as from universal and regional treaties.