Past Events

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

9 April 2024, 12:30-14:00

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 conflict

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A person holiding the 1949 Geneva Conventions Event

Online Open House: Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

28 March 2024, 12:30-13:30

Join us at this online open house to learn more about this part-time online programme designed for professionals, exchange with the programme's participants and alumni and discuss career opportunities.

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Book Launch – Prohibited Force: The Meaning of ‘Use of Force’ in International Law

27 March 2024, 13:00-14:00

At this book launch, Erin Pobjie will discuss the key open legal questions on how to interpret and apply the prohibition of the use of force, contemporary challenges facing the it's prohibition, and the relevance of jus contra bellum.

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Rural Fisherman in China Landscape Event

The New Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

14 March 2024, 16:00-17:00

This side event to the HRC 55th session will discuss the the main challenges and opportunities for the new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.

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The Recovery Channel

13 March 2024, 18:30-21:30

This one-night-only film screening of The Recovery Channel will dissect this intersection and address the human rights violations witnessed in today's mental health care system and practices.

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Prison's fence Event

From Rhetoric to Action: Putting Human Rights at the Centre of the Fight against Terrorism

13 March 2024, 18:00-19:30

This event offers a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss the new UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism's vision of his mandate.

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A demonstration Event

Law Enforcement and Digital Technologies: Strengthening Human Rights Safeguards for Facilitation of Peaceful Protests

11 March 2024, 16:00-17:30

This panel discussion will explore how the digital technologies component can help close the protection gap and advance human rights and accountable use of technologies by law enforcement to effectively facilitate peaceful protests.

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Cells in a jail Event

Toward An International Human Right to Claim Innocence

8 March 2024, 13:15-14:45

This event will discuss and analyze the innocence gap in international law and discuss different strategies for achieving greater recognition of an international right to assert claims of factual innocence.

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law: Navigating Humanitarian Negotiations

7 March 2024, 12:30-13:30

This event, co-organized with the ATLAS network, will feature women with diverse experiences and career paths in international law, specifically emphasizing their involvement in humanitarian negotiations.

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UNRWA school in Gaza Event

Gaza and the Battle for Humanity: How International Law Provides Meaning to Violence

6 March 2024, 18:00-20:00

At this event co-hosted by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, several UN experts will provide their perspective on what is at stake when framing the ongoing spectacular and slow violence against Palestinians in Gaza. 

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