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Experts Discuss the Effectiveness and Legality of Counterterrorism Measures

17 November 2020

Co-organized with the Counter-Terror Pro LegEm Project, the meeting examined the effectiveness of measures to prevent and counter terrorism – closure of places of worship, vague prohibitions of ‘glorification of terrorism’, stop-and-search operations – and their impact on human rights.

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South Asia: Several Armed Conflicts Affect the Himalayan Region

17 November 2020

Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis of these conflicts, including information about the parties, classification, and applicable international law.

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A LLM class with Professor Gloria Gaggioli News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: Applications for the 2021–2022 Academic Year are Open!

16 November 2020

Applications will run until 29 January 2021 for applications with a scholarship and until 26 February 2021 for applications without a scholarship.

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MAS in Transitional Justice: Applications for the 2021–2022 Academic Year are Open!

16 November 2020

Applications will run until 29 January 2021 for applications with a scholarship and until 26 February 2021 for applications without a scholarship.

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Peasants’ Right to Seeds and Intellectual Property Rights

13 November 2020

Our new Research Brief discusses the protection of peasant’s right to seeds notably in light with the protection of this right in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.

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A Non-International Armed Conflict against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North

13 November 2020

Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis of this conflict, including information about parties, classification and applicable international law.

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New Briefing Examines the Promotion of IHL at the UN Security Council

12 November 2020

Our new Briefing assesses the UN Security Council’s recent engagement with international humanitarian law and accountability.

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New Publication Details the Impact of Agricultural and Land Commercialization on Gender Equality and the Right to Food

3 November 2020

A new Research Brief summarizes a number of findings from a research partnership of practitioners and scholars from Cambodia, Ghana, and Switzerland.

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Three Students Rewarded for their Exceptional Academic Work

2 November 2020

Every year, at the Graduation Ceremony, three students – two from the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and one from the MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law are rewarded for their exceptional academic work via three prizes.

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The Geneva Human Rights Platform Tackles the Connectivity of Human Rights

16 October 2020

With more than 400 registered participants – both online and in Geneva – the Annual Conference brought all the relevant stakeholders in the discussions around this topical human rights issue.

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