30 November 2017, 18:30-20:00
Register start 23 November 2017
Register end 30 November 2017
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Modern militaries often face a choice between different sorts of tactics based on the exigencies of the combat operations they are engaged in. These considerations may be predicated upon facts such as available resources, legal and policy considerations, as well as the overall nature of the conflict situation, which may also include asymmetric warfare. All of these different tactical approaches may have various ramifications for the civilian population and the victims of armed conflicts.
In order for humanitarian lawyers to be better able to understand the circumstances under which the law of armed conflict applies, they should be aware of the basic tactics involved in modern combat. This Military Briefing seeks to fill the gap between civilian lawyers and military practitioners.
Colonel Nicolas Coussière is the Military Advisor to the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. He has served as the Deputy Leader of the Office of Non-Proliferation and Disarmament of the Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy of the Ministry of Defence in Paris and was posted to SHAPE in Belgium, dealing with NATO’s deployable forces, and especially NATO’s Response Force.
This Military Briefing is primarily open to Geneva Academy’s students, who are prioritized in the allocation of seats (external persons may participate provided that there is sufficient room left). Interested students need to register to attend this event via this online form.
Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
From Geneva central train station, both Bus n°1 and n°25 (direction: ‘Jardin Botanique’) will take you from Cornavin train station to the Jacques Freymond Auditorium, located at the bus stop called ‘Secheron’.
Public parking is available in front of the Villa Barton or at La Perle du Lac.
The Jacques Freymond Auditorium 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
Dr Chiara Redaelli is one of our Research Fellows in international humanitarian law. She currently works on our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) project.
During one week, Berta Fernández Rosón, Melina Fidelis Tzourou and Yulia Mogutova – currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – represented the Geneva Academy at the 34th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition that took place in Denpasar, Indonesia. They reached the finals of the competition.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides an introduction to the key principles and terminology of IHL.
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.
This project aims at compiling and analysing the practice and interpretation of selected international humanitarian law and human rights norms by armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It has a pragmatic double objective: first, to offer a comparative analysis of IHL and human rights norms from the perspective of ANSAs, and second, to inform strategies of humanitarian engagement with ANSAs, in particular the content of a possible ‘Model Code of Conduct’.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.