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Portrait of Felix Kirchmeier News

Felix Kirchmeier Named Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

2 September 2019

As Executive Director of the new Geneva Human Rights Platform, he will notably lead the development of this new platform to anchor it in international Geneva.

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Portrait of Ibrahim Salama News

Our New Visiting Fellow: Ibrahim Salama

27 August 2019

Ibrahim Salama is the Chief of the Human Rights Treaties Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He just joined the Geneva Academy as Visiting Fellow and will stay with us until end of 2019.

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Our Strategic Adviser on IHL Briefed the UN Security Council on the Geneva Conventions

14 August 2019

Our Strategic Adviser on international humanitarian, Dr Annyssa Bellal, has been invited to brief on 13 August – together with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer and the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Miguel de Serpa Soares – the UN Security Council on the Geneva Conventions.

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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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Diplomatic Conference in Geneva leading to the signature of the 1949 Geneva Conventions News

Seventy Years of the Geneva Conventions: How we Uphold Respect for International Humanitarian Law

12 August 2019

The Geneva Conventions turn 70 today. As an academic institution, we work every day to uphold knowledge of and respect for international humanitarian law and thus protect people affected by armed conflicts.

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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 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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