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.
Tim Freccia/Enough Project
Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2019-2020 academic year) dedicated their summer to the writing of their LLM papers – a key output of the programme.
For the upcoming 2020–2021 academic year, our 16 short courses in international law in armed conflict will also be offered online – in addition to taking place in Geneva.
UN Photo/Loey Felipe
This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on substantial and/or procedural challenges to the effective and principled promotion of international law at the UN Security Council, including from a State’s perspective.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
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.