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30 November 2017, 18:30-20:00
Register start 23 November 2017
Register end 30 November 2017

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BASIC TACTICS IN COMBAT

Military Briefings

Training of a member of 34 Squadron, RAF Regiment (UK Defence Forces) Training of a member of 34 Squadron, RAF Regiment (UK Defence Forces)

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.

Speaker

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.

Audience and Registration

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.

About Military Briefings

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.

Location

Jacques Freymond Auditorium (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Rue de Lausanne 132, Geneva.

Access

By Bus

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’.

Parking

Public parking is available in front of the Villa Barton or at La Perle du Lac.

Access for People with Disabilities

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

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