Armed Conflicts / International Humanitarian Law / International Human Rights Law / Autonomous Weapons / International Criminal Law / Counter-terrorism / Peacekeeping / United Nations / New Technologies / Cyber Security
Robin Geiß is the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy. He is Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow, Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS) and an invited visiting scholar at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po.
He has taught, researched and published on a variety of topics related to international humanitarian law, human rights law and the legal and ethical implications of new technologies, and is recognized as a leading expert in these fields.
A former Legal Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), he is editor of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law and serves on the advisory boards of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the German Foundation for Peace Research. He is a member of the Lieber Prize Committee of the American Society of International Law and the German National Committee on International Humanitarian Law.
From 2011-2013 he was also a member of the international group of experts that drafted the Tallinn Manual on cyberwarfare under the auspices of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.
Via a new lecture series on disruptive military technologies, 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.
Think DefenceLLM - Course
The course will provide students with a deeper understanding of the rules and principles pertaining to weapons and military technologies but above all, it seeks to equip students with the knowledge and ideas that will be needed to reconceptualize (rebuild?) the global arms control architecture and approaches towards the regulation of transformative technological evolution in the 21st century.
Robin Geiß, Heike Krieger
Oxford University Press
Robin Geiß, Stefanie Haumer, Andreas Zimmermann
Cambridge University Press
Robin Geiß, Nehal Bhuta, Susanne Beck, Hin-Yan Liu, Claus Kreβ
Cambridge University Press