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.
In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL), students will plead for Israel and Palestine arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.
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Panelists will discuss the human rights that are at stake during the policing of assemblies, challenges posed by the use of specific weapons and other means by law enforcement agencies, and the role and potential of the revised Minnesota Protocol.
This fourth Military Briefing will focus on the main principles that govern the choice of means and methods of warfare (international humanitarian law principles and principles of military strategy).
Débat public organisé avec l’Association pour la Prévention de la Torture (APT), en présence notamment de Nils Melzer, Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU contre la torture et titulaire de la Chaire Droits Humains
Professors Sarah Cleveland and Yuval Shany will discuss challenges related to the process of adopting a new General Comment on the right to life by the UN Human Rights Committee.
A high-level panel aside of the UN Human Rights Council, contextualizing the need to ensure and protect the rights of individuals suffering from thalassaemia with a view towards raising awareness and adopting measures
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A public lecture by Dilma Rousseff, former President of Brazil from 2011 until 2016.
A panel discussion with former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on economic and social rights and the fight against hunger and poverty, followed by a film screening.
This side-event, co-organized with the Permanent mission of Switzerland, will further the exchange of views and dialogue on the proper management of peaceful protests, including the use of force, and the role of the Un Human Rights Council.