30 November 2017, 18:30-20:00
Register start 23 November 2017
Register end 30 November 2017
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Modern militaries often face a choice between different sorts of tactics based on the exigencies of the combat operations they are engaged in. These considerations may be predicated upon facts such as available resources, legal and policy considerations, as well as the overall nature of the conflict situation, which may also include asymmetric warfare. All of these different tactical approaches may have various ramifications for the civilian population and the victims of armed conflicts.
In order for humanitarian lawyers to be better able to understand the circumstances under which the law of armed conflict applies, they should be aware of the basic tactics involved in modern combat. This Military Briefing seeks to fill the gap between civilian lawyers and military practitioners.
Colonel Nicolas Coussière is the Military Advisor to the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. He has served as the Deputy Leader of the Office of Non-Proliferation and Disarmament of the Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy of the Ministry of Defence in Paris and was posted to SHAPE in Belgium, dealing with NATO’s deployable forces, and especially NATO’s Response Force.
This Military Briefing is primarily open to Geneva Academy’s students, who are prioritized in the allocation of seats (external persons may participate provided that there is sufficient room left). Interested students need to register to attend this event via this online form.
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.
From Geneva central train station, both Bus n°1 and n°25 (direction: ‘Jardin Botanique’) will take you from Cornavin train station to the Jacques Freymond Auditorium, located at the bus stop called ‘Secheron’.
Public parking is available in front of the Villa Barton or at La Perle du Lac.
The Jacques Freymond Auditorium is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch
Our new publication Kurdish Military Formations in Middle Eastern Battlefields provides an overview of Kurdish history, of current dynamics of the Kurdish question, as well as of Kurdish forces and armed groups in the Middle East. It also analyses how recent developments in the region, including the emergence and fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), are impacting on Kurdish armed groups and alliances.
Our new War Report article Non-International Armed Conflict To Continue in Sinai? discusses the non-international armed conflict between Egypt and Wilayat Sinai, an armed non-state actor that has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group.
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.
A side event co-organized with Geneva Call at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
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This short course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.
This short course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.
Against the background of the mobilization of ‘foreign fighters’ for the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Geneva Academy undertook various research projects to highlight and clarify a range of international law issues that arise through their participation and measures taken to stem their mobilization.