7 July 2020
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia and the American University of Armenia are organizing for the third year a Regional Summer School on international humanitarian law (IHL). Scheduled to take place in Yerevan from 7-11 July 2020, it will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The summer school is notably organized by two alumni of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights – Michael Riepl and Evgenia Ivanova who work in ICRC Regional Delegation in Yerevan. Besides our Director Professor Marco Sassòli who will teach a course on the law of occupation, two other members or former members of our Faculty are also involved: Professor Marko Milanovic and Guido Acquaviva.
‘This summer school is a great opportunity for students and young professionals from the region who work in government and non-governmental organizations to get advanced training in IHL that is directly relevant to specific conflict situation they have to address, including military occupations’ underlines Professor Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘It is also a pleasure to see that so many experts related to the Geneva Academy – alumni and professors – are involved in this exercise’ he adds.
Two students enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Marishet Mohammed Hamza from Ethiopia and Virginia Raffaeli from Italy – developed for the ICRC online casebook How does Law Protect in War? 26 practical cases that show how IHL applies in contemporary armed conflicts.
Six out of the 18 chapters of the new Oxford Guide to International Humanitarian Law – edited by Ben Saul and Dapo Akande – have been written or co-written by Geneva Academy’s professors or experts.
This panel discussion marks the Launch of our New Research Initiative, carried out jointly by our Swiss IHL Chair Robin Geiß and the ICRC.
This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on the various ways of promoting respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of implementation, including national legislation, dissemination and training, and discuss the mechanisms such as the International Fact-Finding Commission, as set out in the treaties.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
Via a new lecture series on disruptive military technologies, this project aims at staying abreast of the various military technology trends; promoting legal and policy debate on new military technologies; and furthering the understanding of the convergent effects of different technological trends shaping the digital battlefield of the future.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.