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9 April 2024, 12:30-14:00
Register start 26 February 2024
Register end 9 April 2024

Launch – International Humanitarian Law Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare, 2nd Edition

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In a thoroughly updated second edition of his reference book International Humanitarian Law: Rules, Controversies, and Solutions to Problems Arising in Warfare, our faculty member Professor Marco Sassòli discusses the rules protecting certain categories of persons, including civilians in occupied territories and non-international armed conflicts, as well as governing different types of conduct of hostilities and the difficulties in determining whether a destruction was unlawful.

This second edition takes the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine into account, discussing what remains of neutrality, defending the strict separation between the prohibition of aggression and the humanitarian rules to be respected by both sides, which must however be nuanced in the field of naval warfare. New sections explore IHL in relation to persons with disabilities, sieges and humanitarian corridors, the role of the media, IHL in outer space, and the concept of meaningful human control over lethal autonomous weapons systems.

It benefited from the contribution of many Geneva Academy alumni, students and teaching assistants, including Lizaveta Tarasevich, Ashley Stanley-Ryan, Elvina Pothelet, Patrick Nagler and Ralph Loren-Eisendecher.

In this launch event, key experts will comment and dialogue with Professor Sassòli on specific aspects of the book, including naval warfare and the law of neutrality, sources of IHL, IHL and human rights, as well as the classification of armed conflicts.

Moderation

  • Eugénie Duss, Research Fellow, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Gloria Gaggioli, Director, Geneva Academy and Adjunct Professor, University of Geneva Law Faculty
  • Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
  • Marco Sassòli, Professor of Public International Law, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
  • Lizaveta Tarasevich, Research and Teaching Assistant, Law Faculty of the University of Geneva

Drinks

The event will be followed by drinks.

 

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