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16-31 March 2017
Application start 7 November 2016
Application end 9 March 2017
Fee: 1150 Swiss Francs

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The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

North Kivu province, Kitchanga downtown. The insanitary conditions next to the market worsens the situation of the residents affected by the recent violence. North Kivu province, Kitchanga downtown. The insanitary conditions next to the market worsens the situation of the residents affected by the recent violence.

Descriptive

This course focuses on the interplay between international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law (HRL). It starts by examining the commonalities and differences between these two bodies of law, looking at their historical and philosophical origins as well as their different fields of application and monitoring bodies. Key issues such as the application of human rights in armed conflicts, the extraterritorial application of HRL and the different theories pertaining to the interplay between IHL and HRL, including in particular the lex specialis maxim, are addressed. Various rights and topics where the concrete interplay between IHL and HRL is particularly intricate, such as the right to life in armed conflicts – including the interplay between the conduct of hostilities and law enforcement paradigms – or detention in armed conflict situations, are discussed. Current challenges regarding the interplay between IHL and HRL in the context of occupation or in relation to drone strikes are also discussed.

Audience

This course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations –who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

  • Thursday 16 March, 18:00-20:30
  • Thursday 23 March, 18:00-20:30
  • Friday 24 March, 18:15-20:45
  • Thursday 30 March, 18:00-20:30
  • Friday 31 March, 15:30- 18:00

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications for individual courses must be submitted via the online form.
If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:

  • An application letter, stating the specific course you are applying for and your motivation for participation
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Copies of relevant degrees and diplomas
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

Picture of Gloria Gaggioli

Gloria Gaggioli

Assistant Professor and Grant Holder of Excellence at the University of Geneva

Gloria Gaggioli's work focuses in particular on issues related to the interplay between international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the right to life and the use of force, including the conduct of hostilities, law enforcement and self-defence.

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron

Access for people with disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info@geneva-academy.ch

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