Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference
The Geneva Academy and the Conflict and Crisis Hub at the University of Essex are pleased to announce a new format for their annual joint conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict (CIAC). The conference has three objectives:
The conference will take place online. Each panel will be chaired by an expert from the conference board, who will provide feedback on the presentations and will guide the discussion. The final session will be devoted to a moderated open discussion among all participants of the day, providing further opportunities to debate additional issues and develop connections among participants for future collaboration.
Discover the conference's programme.
This annual conference – co-organized with the University of Essex – provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, young scholars and civil society representatives to discuss contemporary legal issues in armed conflict.
Our new Research Paper presents a comprehensive examination of the realities faced by 'Youth Associated with Non-State Armed Groups'.
Our new Working Paper invites readers to embark on a critical journey, shedding light on the intricate dynamics between security and human rights and calls for us to consider the effectiveness of counterterrorism policies as a matter of human rights law, demonstrating the benefits of this approach in improving the rationality of the decision-making process.
On the occasion of the launch in Geneva of the volume Armed Groups and International Law. In the Shadowland of Legality and Illegality, panelists will reflect on the status of armed groups within a complex legal landscape.
After having followed this online short course, participants will know who the protected persons and goods are and what rules of IHL can be used for their protection in an international armed conflict. An overview of the rules applicable in non-international armed conflicts will also be given.
This online short course will examine the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL), as well as the threshold criteria for its applicability in an armed conflict
This project will develop guidance to inform security, human rights and environmental debates on the linkages between environmental rights and conflict, and how their better management can serve as a tool in conflict prevention, resilience and early warning.