Past Events

Picture of Sihem Bensedrine Event

Inaugural Lecture of the 2016-2017 Academic Year Dealing with the Past in Tunisia: Challenges Ahead

19 September 2016

On the occasion of the opening of the academic year, Sihem Bensedrine, will discuss key challenges of addressing past abuses in the aftermath of Tunisia’s Arab Spring.

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an Improvised Explosive Device while searching in the Mirabad Valley Region, Afghanistan Improvised Explosive Devices

2016 Platform Meeting: Advancing the Multilateral Agenda on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

23 June 2016

The 2016 platform meeting will focus on outlining tangible next steps regarding the thread, use and consequences of the worldwide employment of IEDs.

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Man sitting in front of a graveyard (tombstones in arabic) Event

Crimes against Humanity – Do we need a New Global Treaty?

8 June 2016

The International Law Commission is currently drafting provisions of what could become a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity.

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ICRC Training with soldiers Event

High Level Panel Casting new light on the supreme right: emerging General Comments on the right to life

12 May 2016

This panel of experts and diplomats will explore current challenges and new developments concerning the right to life, in normative instruments, jurisprudence, law and practice at national, regional and international levels.

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ICC Trial Chamber VIII declares Mr Al Mahdi guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu and sentences him to nine years’ imprisonment Event

Guest Lecture by Christopher Gosnell The International Criminal Courts and Tribunals - Institutional and Procedural Challenges

28 April 2016

What are the current institutional and procedural challenges related to the international criminal system? What are the implications for the victims, the accused and the fight against impunity? How to overcome them?

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Reconnaissance Imagery Taken by Raptor Pod from Tornado GR4 Over Afghanistan Event

Human shields and the regulation of armed conflict: key issues and challenges

19 April 2016

This panel of international experts seeks to delve deeper into the issue of human shields and clarify the debates surrounding it.

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3 Soldiers walking on a dirt road Event

The right to life: current trends and challenges - The perspective of the Human Rights Committee

23 March 2016, 18:30-20:00

During the debate, the speakers, both members of the Committee, will share their views, interpretations and understanding of the right to life and its protection.

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Computer Keyboard Event

The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age: challenges and way forward

8 March 2016

How can the Human Rights Council (HRC) and the General Assembly (GA) address the challenges related to the realization of the Right to Privacy in the digital age?

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Reparations for Past Mass Crimes

3 March 2016

What are the current challenges regarding reparations for past mass crimes? What role for the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights or for national jurisdictions? What about the victims?

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Group of people in front of café le carillon after the Paris attacks Event

The War on Terror, Part II: International Law after Paris

16 December 2015, 17:30-19:30

Marko Milanović - Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and Visiting Professor at the Geneva Academy - will explore the key legal issues and challenges arising from the recent attacks carried out around the world by the Islamic State&

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