10 May 2017, 18:30-20:00
Register start 2 May 2017
Register end 10 May 2017
Recent years have seen UN peacekeepers commit misconduct around the world and hundreds of civilians killed as a result of coalition operations in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Such incidents raise questions on how militaries are held accountable.
This Military Briefing seeks to answer these questions through the framework of military justice. First, this presentation will clarify what state action is required, and when, in response to allegations of an international humanitarian law violation. From there the characteristics of military justice will be introduced. The presentation will conclude by considering some current challenges, coalition operations and the UN's new investigative requirements.
Chris Jenks, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas. Chris Jenks served as an officer in the US Army for over 20 years, including most recently as chief of the International Law Branch of the Office of The Judge Advocate General in the Pentagon.
The Military Briefings are open to Geneva Academy’s students only. Interested students need to register to attend this event.
Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron
Lisa Borden, a practising trial lawyer in the US for 30 years and currently enrolled in our LLM tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
In this interview, Melina Fidelis-Tzourou, who is enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
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.
This short course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.