Event information

20 February 2017, 18:00-20:00

Downloads

Flyer >

Fragmented Wars: Multi-Territorial Military Operations against Armed Groups

Event

Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu province, Kitchanga downtown. The insanitary conditions next to the market worsen the situation of the residents affected by the recent violence. Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu province, Kitchanga downtown. The insanitary conditions next to the market worsen the situation of the residents affected by the recent violence.

On the occasion of the opening of the Spring Semester Noam Lubell, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy, will examine the legal complexities arising from military actions against armed groups that are located in multiple states.  

His lecture will notably address the issues of invoking self-defence in multiple territories; the notion of ‘unwilling or unable’; the concept of associated forces; classification of armed conflict; geographical scope of the law of armed conflict; and the relevance of extraterritorial human rights obligations.

On this occasion, the Geneva Academy will distribute copies of its new In-Brief Human Rights Obligations of Armed Non-State Actors: An Exploration of the Practice of the UN Human Rights Council.

Snacks and refreshments will be served after the inaugural lecture.

Noam Lubell

Noam Lubell is the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy. He is Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex. He has taught, researched and published on a variety of topics related to international human rights law and the law of armed conflict, and is recognized as a leading expert in these fields.

Location

Auditorium A2, Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugène-Rigot), Geneva

Access

Public Transport

 Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix

Access for People with Disabilities

Maison de la paix is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to fully participate do not hesitate to contact us info[at]geneva-academy.ch

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

News

Egypt: A Non-International Armed Conflict in the Sinai Peninsula with Wilayat Sinai

10 December 2018

The Egyptian Government is involved, in the Sinai Peninsula, in a non-international armed conflict (NIAC) against Wilayat Sinai, an armed group that has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group. Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis and legal classification of this NIAC.

Read more

An Indian soldier in Srinagar, Kashmir News

The International Armed Conflict between India and Pakistan over Kashmir Added to our RULAC Online Portal

30 October 2018

Visitors can discover an overview of the conflict since its inception in 1947, recent developments, the factual and methodological basis for its classification as an IAC, parties to this conflict and the applicable international law.

Read more

Cover page of the Book Event

Book Launch - International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare

22 May 2019, 18:30-20:00

In this launch event, key experts will comment and dialogue with Professor Sassòli on specific aspects of his new book.

Read more

Two persons walk in the ruins of Aleppo, Syria Event

Third Current Issues in Armed Conflicts Conference

17 June 2019, 09:00-17:00

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.

Read more

Central African Republic, Ouham province, village of Ouogo. International Humanitarian Law dissemination session to members of the Peoples' Army for the Restoration of Democracy. Project

From Words to Deeds: A Study of Armed Non-State Actors’ Practice and Interpretation of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Norms

Started in January 2017

This project aims at compiling and analysing the practice and interpretation of selected international humanitarian law and human rights norms by armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It has a pragmatic double objective: first, to offer a comparative analysis of IHL and human rights norms from the perspective of ANSAs, and second, to inform strategies of humanitarian engagement with ANSAs, in particular the content of a possible ‘Model Code of Conduct’.

Read more

Libya, Misrata, Tripoli Street. After a battle between members of the armed opposition and government forces. Project

The War Report

Started in December 2013

As an annual publication, The War Report provides an overview of contemporary trends in current armed conflicts, including key international humanitarian law and policy issues that have arisen and require attention.

Read more