Past Events

Crew chiefs from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (US Aif Force) stand on the flight line to watch the minimum-interval takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, 15 August 2013. Military Briefings

Military Justice in the Modern Age: Characteristics and Challenges

10 May 2017, 18:30-20:00

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.

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Gaza City. Palestinians check the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in 2014 Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the Summer 2014 Gaza Conflict

6 May 2017, 09:00-16:00

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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High Level Panel on the Policing of Assemblies and Human Rights: Freedom of Assembly, Prohibition of Torture and Right to Life

1 May 2017, 18:00-20:00

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.

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Marines with India Battery, the artillery attachment for Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a 120 mm towed mortar system, called the Expeditionary Fire Support System. Military Briefings

Regulation of Weapons and their Use in Military Operations

28 April 2017, 17:00-19:00

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).

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Picture of the back of a man staring at the window Event

Prévenir la torture en 2017: défis et enjeux

27 April 2017, 18:30-20:00

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

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Libya, Between Brega and Ras Lanuf. Weaponery destroyed during the fighting Event

General Comment on the Right to Life: Update from the UN Human Rights Committee

22 March 2017, 18:30-20:00

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.

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Hyderabad, India, Banner on a building highlighting transfusions for Thalassemia patient Event

Human Rights of Thalassaemia Patients

17 March 2017, 11:00-13:00

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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Picture of Dilma Roussef at The UN Event

Defending Social Rights in South America

13 March 2017, 12:30-13:30

A public lecture by Dilma Rousseff, former President of Brazil from 2011 until 2016.

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Portrait of Dilma Rousseff Event

International film festival and forum on human rights - Fighting hunger and poverty: the cases of Brazil and India

11 March 2017, 15:00-18:00

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.

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Peru, Lima. Training exercice on the use of force and human rights. Simulation of the arrest of a suspect in the street Event

Peaceful protests 101: Exchange on the proper management of assemblies and the use of force

10 March 2017, 13:30-15:00

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.

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