8 February 2024
We are excited to announce the launch of a new project consisting of the publication of a yearly global annual report assessing compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) in contemporary armed conflicts.
To be released in the fall, this report aims to provide decision-makers, practitioners and scholars with the latest trends and challenges associated with the implementation of IHL in more than 100 armed conflicts worldwide – both international and non-international. Spot reports will complement this global analysis by shedding light on specific situations, trends or IHL violations that deserve immediate attention.
‘We aim, with this new report, to become the world’s leading source of data and analysis on current armed conflicts and related IHL non-compliance challenges’ explains Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘This new product will complement and build on our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict online portal that classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict according to IHL criteria and will contribute to a better monitoring and implementation of IHL’ she adds.
The first global report is scheduled for release in the fall of 2024 and will be followed by a series of spot reports before the publication of the subsequent edition.
‘We are currently consolidating our research team to work on this major project, both from Geneva as well as in the field’ underlines Professor Gloria Gaggioli.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new project consisting of the publication of a yearly global annual report assessing compliance with international humanitarian law in contemporary armed conflicts.
For the 2023–2024 academic year, we offer 16 online short courses covering legal issues and topics relevant to armed conflicts.
The author and leading experts in IHL and human rights will discuss humanitarian and legal issues pertaining to equality and non-discrimination in armed conflict, based on the findings presented in the book.
This IHL Talk, organized with the Geneva Water Hub, will discuss the weaponization of water in contemporary armed conflicts and the importance of IHL and human rights law in preventing and mitigating the consequences on civilians.
UN Photo/Violaine Martin
The IHL-EP works to strengthen the capacity of human rights mechanisms to incorporate IHL into their work in an efficacious and comprehensive manner. By so doing, it aims to address the normative and practical challenges that human rights bodies encounter when dealing with cases in which IHL applies.
This project addresses the human rights implications stemming from the development of neurotechnology for commercial, non-therapeutic ends, and is based on a partnership between the Geneva Academy, the Geneva University Neurocentre and the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.