International Humanitarian Law / Qualification of Armed Conflict / International Human Rights Law / Extraterritoriality / Conduct of Hostilities / Protection of Civilians / Law of Occupation / Use of Force
Robert Kolb has been Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva since 2007.
He is a leading expert in international law and international humanitarian law and has published several books and articles on these topics in English, French, German and Italian.
In 2011, he acted as a counsel for the German government in the Jurisdictional Immunities (Germany v. Italy) case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Prior to 2007, Professor Kolb worked as a legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He was also Secretary of the Institute of International Law and a member of the Board of Directors of the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law, which became the Geneva Academy in 2007.
He was Lecturer in Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Associate Professor at the University of Bern and Adjunct Professor at the University of Neuchatel. He also taught at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan.
ICRCExecutive Master - Course
This course examines the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides an introduction to the key principles and terminology of IHL.
ICRCExecutive Master - Course
This course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides an introduction to the key principles and terminology of IHL.
Revue suisse de droit international et européen 2014, no 3
Revue belge de droit international 2014
Revue suisse de droit international et européen 2014
We are a leading education institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
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.
Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.
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.