24 August 2020
A renowned scholar in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights, Gloria Gaggioli is Associate/SNF Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and teaches courses on human rights and terrorism at the Geneva Academy. She has published widely in various fields of public international law and participates regularly in international conferences, roundtables and expert meetings. She is currently leading a four-year research project funded by the SNF on ‘Preventing and Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Towards a Legal-Empirical Approach’.
‘Gloria Gaggioli brings to the Geneva Academy her solid research and teaching experience in IHL and human rights, as well as a wide network of academics, practitioners and institutions active in this field. Her high profile highlights the importance of the ever-growing ties between academic experts and the Geneva-based IOs and NGOs’ says Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva.
‘The Geneva Academy is recognized worldwide for its education and research activities. Having now one of its alumna as its new Director is but another proof of the Geneva Academy’s invaluable contribution to training tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers in the humanitarian and human rights fields’ comments comments Philippe Burrin, Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
In her new role, Gloria Gaggioli will provide vision and guidance to anchor the role of the Geneva Academy as a centre for academic excellence that provides high-quality education, training and research in international law in armed conflict and in human rights.
‘I look forward to pursuing Professor Sassòli’s work and deliver, together with my colleagues, high-quality teaching – both online and in Geneva – that equips our students with the best legal tools to address complex humanitarian and human rights challenges. I also want the Geneva Academy to continue to develop its research activities and to delve into issues that are under-explored and need clarification to advance understanding, stimulate debate in the academic community and in policy-making institutions and governments. Our objective is to contribute ultimately to the protection of the most vulnerable in times of conflict and other situations of violence’ explains Gloria Gaggioli.
‘I am very pleased to work with the new Director Gloria Gaggioli who brings her expertise, dedication and sense of innovation to develop further the Geneva Academy’ says Professor Vincent Chetail, President of the Board of the Geneva Academy.
During his two-year leadership, Professor Sassòli accompanied major research projects and discussions in the field of IHL and was also key in ensuring continued quality and interactive teaching for all Geneva Academy’s students during the COVID-19 crisis. He remains part of the Geneva Academy Faculty and will continue to teach courses in the LLM and Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict.
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.
Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal monitors the three armed conflicts that are currently taking place in Ukraine. Each conflict has been updated to include recent developments, which do not affect our current classification.
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This online event – co-organized with FIAN International, WhyHunger, and the Human Rights Clinic at the Miami University School of Law – will reflect on the false and true solutions to ending hunger at its root causes in the U.S.
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The 2020 Annual Conference will focus on the connectivity between regional and global human rights mechanisms and relevant links with national systems, as well as on the effectiveness of these interactions in a number of policy areas.
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.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides participants with a solid understanding of the existing pluralistic system of international accountability for international crimes and of its main challenges.
Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.