Ten Geneva Academy alumni – seven from our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) and three from our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) – published an article in the new edition of the International Review of the Red Cross that features emerging voices in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action.
In an attempt to increase the diversity of perspectives represented, the Review launched a global call for papers from ‘emerging voices’, asking for innovative and creative arguments that might shape debates for years to come. 20 articles were selected among over 150 submissions received.
‘The process of narrowing those submissions was gruelling because the quality was through the roof’ says Bruno Demeyere, Editor in Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross.
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Among the 20 articles featured in the ‘Emerging Voices’ edition, ten are written by former Geneva Academy students.
‘This shows the quality of our student body and the continuous involvement of our alumni in policy and legal debates pertaining to the protection of the most vulnerable during and following armed conflicts’ says Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘I am very proud of such achievement and of knowing that our alumni will form part of tomorrow’s voices and references in IHL’ she adds.
The articles, written by our alumni, touch upon a variety of issues, from the protection of cultural heritage under IHL and Islamic Law or armed escorts to humanitarian convoys from an IHL perspective to engaging armed groups for the protection of the environment during non-international armed conflicts:
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Ten alumni – six from our LLM in IHL and Human Rights and two from our MAS in Transitional Justice – published an article in the new edition of the International Review of the Red Cross that features emerging voices in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action.
This event will discuss how governments, civil society and international mechanisms can work together to keep the pressure on long-term detention cases and improving respect for defenders’ rights and physical integrity while imprisoned.
This event marks the launch of our LLM alumna Jelena Plamenac’s award-winning book ‘Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts’ published by Brill.
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This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
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This project examined how IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the UN Charter, as well as from universal and regional treaties.