Past Events

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Right On: Fighting Online Hate Speech and Fake News in a Global Crisis

8 April 2020, 15:00-17:00

Join us online to discuss human rights challenges related to fake news, disinformation campaigns, and online hate speech, notably in the context of the current health crisis.

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Destroyed health facilities in Libya IHL Talks

Fighting Two Battles at the Same Time: Responding to Covid-19 in Conflict Zones

8 April 2020, 12:30-13:45

This online IHL Talk will discuss the challenges faced by humanitarian organizations in organizing the response to COVID-19, and states' obligation of due diligence to prevent the further spread of the virus.

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2016, Rural Damascus, Zabadani way. A joint ICRC, UN, Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy en route to Madaya. Event

Which Role for International Humanitarian Law in the Face of Daily Operational Challenges?

11 March 2020, 18:00-19:30

In this event, Pierre Krahenbühl, former Commissioner-General for the UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near-East (UNRWA), will discuss operational challenges characterizing situations of armed conflict.

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Cover page of the book Event

Book Launch: Yearbook of International Disaster Law

9 March 2020, 17:00-19:00

Panelists will address current legal, policy and operational challenges raised by disasters, providing academic and stakeholders’ perspectives on the role of law in disasters.

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Thousands of Iranians take to the streets to mourn the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani during an anti-US demonstration to condemn the killing of Soleimani, after Friday IHL Talks

The killing of Qassem Solemaini: a tentative appraisal under international law

9 March 2020, 12:30-14:00

This IHL Talk will discuss the potential (il)legality under jus ad bellum of the United States drone strike which resulted in the killing of seven people, including General Qassem Soleimani (the commander of the Iranian Quds force).

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Does international humanitarian law legitimise wars?

7 March 2020, 20:00-22:00

The FIFDH,  MSF and the Geneva Academy co-organize an online debate on international humanitarian law during the revised 18th edition of the festival.

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Supporting Environmental Defenders: How can we Mobilize the International Community?

26 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

This event combines testimonies from environmental defenders with recent academic analysis and responses from high-level representatives from International Geneva and the Mayor of Geneva.

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Photos taken from the Norse Attack Map.     The map shows in realtime attacks that happen on the Norse honeypots. Event

ESIL Lecture: Disruptive Military Technologies

26 February 2020, 14:00-16:00

Robin Geiß, Swiss Chair of IHL at the Geneva Academy, will explore the disruptive potential of new military technologies with a focus on those areas where these technologies could fall through the cracks of the international legal order.

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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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