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.
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
Robin Geiß, Anna Petrig
Oxford Scholarship Online
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Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
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The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.
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Our new Working Paper discusses how current initiatives on the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies should incorporate the protection and respect for human rights.
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This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.