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.
As part of the programme’s annual study trip, students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights travelled to Belgrade, Sarajevo and Budapest where they met experts and institutions who work in the fields of IHL, international human rights law and international criminal law.
Diakonia Lebanon IHL Resource Desk
Organized by the ICRC, Diakonia Lebanon Resource Desk for IHL and the Geneva Academy, it aims at empowering the next generation of international lawyers from the region with advanced knowledge of international law applicable in armed conflict
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.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.