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9 March 2020, 12:30-14:00
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The killing of Qassem Solemaini: a tentative appraisal under international law

IHL Talks

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 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

On 3rd January 2020, the United States launched a drone strike on two vehicles leaving Baghdad's airport, resulting in the killing of seven people, including General Qassem Soleimani (the commander of the Iranian Quds force). This unexpected attack sparked intense scholarly debate on its potential (il)legality under jus ad bellum, international humanitarian law and international human rights law, to which this IHL Talk aims at contributing. 

Moderator

  • Émilie Max, Researcher, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Panelists

  • Marko Milanovic, Professor of Public International Law, University of Nottingham
  • Agnès Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law, University of Geneva

About the IHL Talks

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.

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

Watch the video where panelists discuss the potential (il)legality under jus ad bellum, international humanitarian law and international human rights law of the United States drone strike on two vehicles, resulting in the killing of seven people, including General Qassem Soleimani (the commander of the Iranian Quds force).

Location

Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

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Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac

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Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch