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Bomb explosition in Mogadishu, Somalia News

Research with an Impact: Towards a Better Understanding and Respect of the Geneva Conventions

12 August 2019

As the Geneva Conventions turn 70, discover our current and past research projects aiming at clarifying the meaning of the Geneva Conventions in contemporary circumstances.

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Marco Sassoli reading the Geneva Conventions News

The Geneva Conventions at 70: Our Ongoing Contribution to their Implementation

12 August 2019

On the occasion of the Geneva Conventions 70th anniversary, our Director Professor Marco Sassòli discusses their importance and our contribution to their implementation. 

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Following its mandate under the Geneva Conventions, the ICRC facilitates the repatriation of a civilian internee to his country News

Des cas tirés de la pratique des conflits armés mettent en lumière la pertinence des Conventions de Genève depuis 70 ans

12 August 2019

Ces cas ont été élaborés par notre Directeur, le Professeur Marco Sassòli, ainsi que par deux alumna de l’Académie – Anne Quintin et Juliane Garcia Ravel

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Portrait of Kazi Muntashir Murshed News

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Alumni Say

29 July 2019

Kazi Muntashir Murshed, a Bangladeshi diplomat, joined the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict in 2013 while working at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva.

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Portrait of Anna and Paula at the UN News

A Rewarding First Participation in the Mandela Moot Court Competition

25 July 2019

Our two LLM students, Anna Lochhead-Sperling and Paula Padrino Vilela participated in the oral rounds of the Nelson Mandela Moot Court. A great opportunity to put into practice the human rights notions learned in class, meet other law students from all around the world and train public speaking and presentation skills.

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Productive Discussions for the Panel Event on ‘Human Rights and Digital Technologies: New Insights’

23 July 2019

This expert panel discussed nascent challenges in the sphere of evolving digital technologies and their impact on human rights.

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Panelists at the 2019 Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture News

Human Rights Warriors Tell their Stories at the Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

23 July 2019

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, shared their incredible personal experiences of fighting for human rights.

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Successful Third Edition of the Conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict

28 June 2019

The event provided a unique opportunity for discussion, analysis and debate in order to ensure the continued relevance of academia's contribution to the various branches of international law applicable to armed conflicts.

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Peasants work in a rice field in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. News

Outlining the Role of UN Human Rights Mechanisms in Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

25 June 2019

At a seminar, UN experts, civil society representatives and staff of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights discussed the role of UN human rights mechanisms in the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants.

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Group photo of the participants to the expert meeting News

Experts and Practitioners Discuss Reparations by Non-State Armed Groups

18 June 2019

In an expert meeting organized at the Geneva Academy by the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, more than 30 academics and practitioners discussed reparations by non-state armed groups during and following armed conflicts.

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