Cover page of the War Report 2017 News

The War Report: Armed Conflicts in 2017

22 March 2018

In 2017, 55 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to the definitions under international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority were non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years. The analysis highlights two salient features: the multiplication of armed non-state actors and unprecedented casualties linked to armed gang violence.

Syria, 2016, outhwestern Aleppo. The ICRC meets displaced families living in collective shelters. Geneva Academy Wednesdays

Extraterritorial Non-International Armed Conflicts: Classification and Applicable Law

4 April 2018, 18:30-20:00

This Geneva Academy Wednesday proposes to discuss these current issues on classification and applicable law under international humanitarian law.

The Faculty

Robert Roth

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva

Gloria Gaggioli

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva

Robert Kolb

Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Vincent Chetail

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Giovanni Distefano

Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchatel

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