Past Events

Coverpage of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols Event


15-16 November 2017

This annual seminar for diplomats is co-organized by the Geneva Academy and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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People seen protesting in the streets Event

Accountability at 50 years: Pursuing Justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

13 November 2017, 18:30-20:00

What is the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory today? This event examines violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, looking at both the Israeli and Palestinian legal systems.

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Participants of CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. Event

Autonomous Weapons Systems: What Constraints under International Law?

13 November 2017, 13:15-14:45

A side event at the 2017 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems to discuss the constraints and requirements that international humanitarian and human rights law place on the use and development of autonomous weapons systems.

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A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, fires an M4 at a weapons range at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Aug. 30, 2017. Military Briefings

Law and Policy of Targeting in Military Operations

9 November 2017, 19:00-20:30

Chris Jenks, Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas, will address issues related to law and policy of targeting in military operations.

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Book Launch: ‘The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law’

8 November 2017, 18:30-20:00

This event marks the launch of Dr Katharine Fortin’s new book ‘The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law’.

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2017 Graduation Ceremony Event

2017 Graduation Ceremony

27 October 2017, 18:00-22:00

Congratulations to all our students who gratuated this year!

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Coverpage of the Geneva Conventions and of a book on the Islamic Law of War IHL Talks

International Humanitarian Law and Islamic Law: What are the Challenges for Humanitarian Practitioners?

18 October 2017, 12:30-14:00

What does Islamic law say about international humanitarian law notably in relation to the protection of civilians, the prohibition against indiscriminate attacks, the protection of property or the treatment of prisoners of war?

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Portrait of Professor Geoff Gilbert Event

Opening Lecture of the Academic Year: The Political Participation of Refugees and Other Displaced Persons in their Country of Nationality and in the Host State

10 October 2017, 18:15-19:45

In this opening lecture, Professor Geoff Gilbert will discuss how, as conflict and repression end and states move towards a period of transition, those who have been displaced can participate in the restoration process.

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Codes on a computer Event

Current Challenges in Cyber Operations

4 October 2017, 18:15-20:00

This panel will address current challenges related to cyber operations. Panelists will discuss some of the conclusions and implications of Tallinn 2, take stock of where we stand and what challenges remain.

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Coverpage of the book ‘Out of the Shadows’ Event

Out of the Shadows: Recommendations to Advance Transparency in the Use of Lethal Force

27 September 2017, 18:00-19:30

This event will evaluate 15 years of U.S. counterterrorism strikes, analyse recent developments, and assess the Trump Administration’s approach to the use of force, transparency, and accountability.

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