Past Events

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Does international humanitarian law legitimise wars?

7 March 2020, 20:00-22:00

The FIFDH,  MSF and the Geneva Academy co-organize an online debate on international humanitarian law during the revised 18th edition of the festival.

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Supporting Environmental Defenders: How can we Mobilize the International Community?

26 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

This event combines testimonies from environmental defenders with recent academic analysis and responses from high-level representatives from International Geneva and the Mayor of Geneva.

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Photos taken from the Norse Attack Map.     The map shows in realtime attacks that happen on the Norse honeypots. Event

ESIL Lecture: Disruptive Military Technologies

26 February 2020, 14:00-16:00

Robin Geiß, Swiss Chair of IHL at the Geneva Academy, will explore the disruptive potential of new military technologies with a focus on those areas where these technologies could fall through the cracks of the international legal order.

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Seeking the Truth amid the Fog of Warfare: The Contribution of Human Rights Defenders to Documenting Violations of International Law

14 February 2020, 12:00-14:00

This IHL Talk aims at shining a light on the contribution that human rights defenders make to the documentation of violations during armed conflicts.

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Is it Time for Universal Recognition of the Right to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment?

6 February 2020, 09:15-13:00

To kick-start discussions at the UN about the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, this expert seminar will consider the growing recognition of this right and will answer the question: is it time for universal recognition at UN-level?

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Surviving Syria's Gulag: The Struggle of Sednaya’s Former Detainees for Justice and Accountability

22 January 2020, 18:00-19:30

Panelists will discuss the struggle of Sednaya's former detainees for justice and accountability, and explore the role of current justice and redress initiatives in the contexts of universal jurisdiction and in the documentation of violations.

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Human rights, gender and corruption: linkages, good practices, potential and limitations

18 December 2019, 13:00-14:00

This event aims at raising awareness of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and the consequent need to undertake effective anti-corruption measures.

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

18 December 2019, 12:30-14:00

This event, co-organized with the ATLAS Network will feature prominent women in international law. Coming from different professional backgrounds, they will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

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Non-State Armed Groups and IHL

12 December 2019, 13:00-14:00

A side event co-organized with Geneva Call at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

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Investigating Violations of IHL: Law, Policy and Good Practice

11 December 2019, 13:00-13:45

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.

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