Past Events

A human rights defender before a police barrage IHL Talks

Seeking the Truth amid the Fog of Warfare: The Contribution of Human Rights Defenders to Documenting Violations of International Law

14 February 2020, 12:00-14:00

This IHL Talk aims at shining a light on the contribution that human rights defenders make to the documentation of violations during armed conflicts.

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A forest Event

Is it Time for Universal Recognition of the Right to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment?

6 February 2020, 09:15-13:00

To kick-start discussions at the UN about the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, this expert seminar will consider the growing recognition of this right and will answer the question: is it time for universal recognition at UN-level?

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Surviving Syria's Gulag: The Struggle of Sednaya’s Former Detainees for Justice and Accountability

22 January 2020, 18:00-19:30

Panelists will discuss the struggle of Sednaya's former detainees for justice and accountability, and explore the role of current justice and redress initiatives in the contexts of universal jurisdiction and in the documentation of violations.

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View of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dakka, Bangladesh Event

Human rights, gender and corruption: linkages, good practices, potential and limitations

18 December 2019, 13:00-14:00

This event aims at raising awareness of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and the consequent need to undertake effective anti-corruption measures.

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

18 December 2019, 12:30-14:00

This event, co-organized with the ATLAS Network will feature prominent women in international law. Coming from different professional backgrounds, they will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

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Member of an armed group in Colombia Event

Non-State Armed Groups and IHL

12 December 2019, 13:00-14:00

A side event co-organized with Geneva Call at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

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Investigating Violations of IHL: Law, Policy and Good Practice

11 December 2019, 13:00-13:45

This event, hosted by the Geneva Academy and the ICRC during the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, will serve to discuss the new Guidelines on this issue with Conference participants.

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A Royal Air Force Reaper RPAS (Remotely Piloted Air System) at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Military Briefings

Legal Review of New Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare

27 November 2019, 18:00-19:30

This Military Briefing will address, from a practical perspective, the legal review of new weapons and new challenges brought by the cyberspace, increasing autonomy but also the growing connections between different systems on the battlefield.

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UK vessels at sea Event

Protecting the Victims of Armed Conflict at Sea: Key Findings of the Updated ICRC Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention

26 November 2019, 12:30-14:00

This event, hosted by the Geneva Academy, is part of the Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law Seminar Series 2019– 2020, co-convened by scholars from the Universities of Durham, Exeter, Reading and Oxford.

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Luxor, Egypt, onstruction workers are building stronger river banks along the Nile river to protect it from erosion. Event

Expert Panel on Modern Slavery and Book Launch

21 November 2019, 17:30-19:00

This event, hosted with the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, will discuss business strategies to identify, analyse and resolve risks for modern slavery in global supply chains.

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