Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference
The 2021 Conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict will address two contemporary challenges and issues related to armed conflict: the classification of non-international armed conflicts in which a myriad of armed non-state actors – which might fight against a common enemy or create coalitions and umbrella organizations – are involved; and cyber conflicts.
The Conference is organized around the following two panels:
Discover the programme and panelists.
This annual conference – initially co-organized with the University of Essex – provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, and civil society representatives to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and the current year in relation to armed conflicts situations. It builds on our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC), a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law.
In the 2021 edition of the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference, panelists addressed two contemporary challenges and issues related to armed conflict: the classification of non-international armed conflicts in which a myriad of armed non-state actors are involved; and cyber conflicts.
Our recent expert meeting, conducted in collaboration with the ICRC, addressed the growing involvement of civilians in cyber and digital operations during armed conflicts.
Discover our resources and what our experts say about the situation in Ukraine, with regular updates to include new events, articles and comments!
Panelists will address the relevance of the case for armed conflict classification, rebel governance, the protection of cultural property in armed conflicts, and the nexus requirement.
This online short course analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
This online short course will cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of implementation, including national legislation, dissemination and training, and discuss the mechanisms such as the International Fact-Finding Commission, as set out in the treaties.
UN Photo/Violaine Martin
The IHL-EP works to strengthen the capacity of human rights mechanisms to incorporate IHL into their work in an efficacious and comprehensive manner. By so doing, it aims to address the normative and practical challenges that human rights bodies encounter when dealing with cases in which IHL applies.
This project addresses the human rights implications stemming from the development of neurotechnology for commercial, non-therapeutic ends, and is based on a partnership between the Geneva Academy, the Geneva University Neurocentre and the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.