Military Briefings

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This unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law aims to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.

Military guests – on active duty, retired or from the reserve – will discuss military institutions, their missions as well as operational and legal challenges they face in their daily work.

Six Themes Addressed in the Series:

  1. Military organization and operational decision-making
  2. Operational law
  3. Integration of the law in military training
  4. Practical examples of legal challenges in operations
  5. Military justice
  6. Weapons systems

Each briefing is divided into two parts: a presentation aimed at equipping students with basic knowledge on the selected theme, and a discussion, where the guest speaker engages with students on the challenges raised by the theme.

This initiative is coordinated by Öykü Irmakkesen and Pavle Kilibarda, Teaching Assistants at the Geneva Academy.

Our Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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Event

Investigating Violations of IHL: Law, Policy and Good Practice

11 December 2019, 13:30-14:30

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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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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Women's Perspective 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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