8 October 2019, 12:00-14:00
Register start 22 September 2019
Register end 7 October 2019
The Geneva Conventions of 1949 constitute the cornerstone of international humanitarian law (IHL). Universally ratified, they continue to play an essential role in ensuring the protection of victims of armed conflicts.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, this IHL Talk will shine light on lesser-known endeavours that contribute to breathing life into these instruments, such as updating their commentaries, voluntarily reporting on IHL implementation at the local level or critically rethinking the history behind their adoption.
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The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
Watch the video where panelists highlighted lesser-known endeavours that contribute to breathing life into these instruments (such as updating their commentaries, voluntarily reporting on International Humanitarian Law implementation at the local level or critically rethinking the history behind their adoption).
Three new Working Papers – researched by the Geneva Academy in the context of our joint project with the ICRC on the digitalization of armed conflict – address some of the main issues of contention concerning the application of international law to military cyber operations.
Diego Ruiz Gayol is a Mexican diplomat working at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva where he is in charge of human rights issues. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it brought to his career.
VOA, via Wikimedia Commons
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.
In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
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.