Past Events


Electric Shock Belts, Spiked Batons, and Pepper Spray: Regulating the Trade in Torture Tools

15 May 2023, 16:15-18:00

This public roundtable will appraise the recent UN process on banning the trade in tools of torture and capital punishment and introduce the report of the UN Group of Governmental Experts.

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Cover page of the Commentary Event

Taking Stock: Women’s Rights and Gender-Based Discrimination under Scrutiny at the International Level

12 May 2023, 10:00-12:00

This event marks the publication of the second, fully revised and updated, edition of ‘The UN Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol. A Commentary’.

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Central African Republic,  Bangui. Soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo patrol the Multinational Force of Central African States - Event

Duties to One's Own Population and Combatants in War: Is there an ‘Internal’ Jus in Bello?

11 May 2023, 18:30-20:00

In this talk, Professor Frédéric Mégret will seek to excavate an understanding of IHL as partly about protecting one’s population rather than minimizing harm to ‘other’ populations.

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Cover page of the book Event

Book Launch: Atrocity Crimes, Children and International Criminal Courts

10 May 2023, 18:30-20:00

Based on her book’s findings, the author Professor Cécile Aptel will discuss with leading experts the key issues related to the investigation and prosecution of international crimes affecting children.

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Les mécanismes onusiens de protection des droits humains et la situation au Pérou

9 May 2023, 18:30-20:00

Cet événement vise à discuter les récentes conclusions et recommandations issues par le Comité des droits de l'Homme de l'ONU suite à son examen du rapport du Pérou sur les droits civils et politiques.

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Syrian Refugees leave a blanket distribution center in Mafraq, Jordan. IHL Talks

Hidden Horrors of Armed Conflicts: Missing and Forcibly Disappeared Migrants

8 May 2023, 18:45-20:15

This IHL Talk will address – from a legal and policy perspective – the various humanitarian implications regarding the missing and forcibly disappeared migrants fleeing armed conflict.

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MSF mobile healthcare supports a rural town in Ukraine A spider web of string represents the bureaucratic challenges survivors of sexual violence face when they try to get assistance. It is part of roll-playing game in an MSF-led training about sexual and Event

Tackling Conflict‐Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine

27 April 2023, 18:00-19:30

This panel brings together four leading voices who work on ensuring accountability and reparation for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine.

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Portrait of Professor Chiara Giorgetti Event

International Law Responses to Russia’s Aggression – Building an International Reparation Mechanism for Ukraine

18 April 2023, 18:30-21:00

In this lecture organized with the MIDS, Professor Chiara Giorgetti will discuss current efforts to create a reparation mechanism for Ukraine in order to hold Russia liable for its violations of international law.

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drawing of people protesting Event

UNDROP Alive and Kicking: Peasants rights into practice - A regional perspective

17 April 2023, 14:00-15:30

On the International Peasant’s Day, this online event will take stock of the UNDROP impact and of the actions for its implementation and against the repression of peasant’s struggles around the world. 

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EU flag before the European Commission Building Event


3 April 2023, 15:30-17:00

This online workshop – held in English and French – aims to raise awareness of the upcoming reform of the EU seed marketing legislation and explore pathways to align it with the right to seeds recognized by UNDROP.

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