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 Elvina Pothelet, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy.

Our Events

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The Desert Reconnaissance Battalion Conducts Drill in the Urban Warfare Center Military Briefings

How Does Operational Law Constrain the Use of Force in Military Operations?

8 March 2017, 18:00-19:30

This third Military Briefing aims to untangle the web of rules applicable to the use of lethal force by the military

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LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

19 January 2017

In this interview, Laura Baron-Mendoza, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

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Alexis Comninos, LLM student at the Geneva Academy, in front of the Bains des Pâquis News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

11 January 2017

In this interview, Alexis Comninos, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

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