3 December 2019
Two alumni of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Ezequiel Heffes and Manuel Ventura are the editors, along with Marcos Kotlik, of a new book published by Springer on international humanitarian law (IHL) and non-state actors.
International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors: Debates, Law and Practice, by placing the focus of IHL beyond states, reflects on current legal, policy and practical issues that concern non-state actors in and around situations of armed conflict.
‘This book provides a comprehensive overview and solid analysis of contemporary issues related to IHL and non-state actors like detention by armed groups in non-international armed conflict, the question of extending international criminal responsibility to (non-state) organized collective entities or the use of private military and security companies under IHL’ underlines Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
Besides the two editors, several Geneva Academy’s alumni and Faculty members contributed to this volume, including Annyssa Bellal, Nader Diab, Brian Frenkel, Martina Gasser, Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Ilya Nuzov and Anne Quintin.
‘I really admire our alumni who manage simultaneously to apply what they learned holding key positions in practice and to develop it in scholarly writings. This is an ideal example of how the Geneva Academy can contribute to a world in which IHL is better respected, applied and understood’ stresses Marco Sassòli.
Two alumni of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Ezequiel Heffes and Manuel Ventura are the editors, along with Marcos Kotlik, of a new book on international humanitarian law and non-state actors.
Lisa Borden, a practising trial lawyer in the US for 30 years and currently enrolled in our LLM tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
This event marks the launch in Geneva of the book International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors: Debates, Law and Practice.
Robin Geiß, Swiss Chair of IHL at the Geneva Academy, will explore the disruptive potential of new military technologies with a focus on those areas where these technologies could fall through the cracks of the international legal order.
From its adoption to its content and implementation, this training course provides a comprehensive overview of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants, as well as tools to protect and promote the rights of peasants, rural women, fisher, pastoralist and nomadic communities, as well as agricultural workers.
This short course discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
Medical Aid for Palestinians / Ezz Al Zanoon
This project aims to ensure better protection of and assistance for persons with disabilities in situations of armed conflict or its aftermath by identifying legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict, and the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy