14 November 2022
From 14 to 20 November, flags with the Geneva Academy’s logo will be flying on the Mont-Blanc Bridge on the occasion of our 15th anniversary. This will coincide with a series of events and activities related to this anniversary that will kick off this week.
‘We are very grateful to the City of Geneva for giving us this space to celebrate this important milestone. The Mont Blanc Bridge connects two sides of Geneva: its international and local ones. As an academic institution, we feel part of both and having our flags on this space during a week is a beautiful illustration of our mandate, constituencies and work’ says Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘On a more metaphorical level, building bridges – between the field and Geneva or between different legal frameworks or even disciplines – is exactly what we do’ she adds.
If you happen to be in Geneva or pass by the Mont-Blanc Bridge, take a photo and share it on social media using the #GAFlags hashtag!
You can find on this page – which we regularly update – all our events, actions and posts related to this important milestone.
According to our RULAC online portal, the border fighting between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan that took place in mid-September 2022 amounts to an international armed conflict (IAC).
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform addressed the issue of digital connectivity in the field of human rights via an expert meeting in the morning and a public discussion in the afternoon.
This IHL Talk will explore the practices, opportunities and challenges stemming from the use of open-source information to document, investigate and prosecute international crimes and serious human rights violations.
This online short course 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.
Francisco Proner / Farpa/ CIDH
This online short course aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
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.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform collaborates with a series of actors to reflect on the implementation of international human rights norms at the local level and propose solutions to improve uptake of recommendations and decisions taken by Geneva-based human rights bodies at the local level.