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Our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Dr Annyssa Bellal will discuss IHL monitoring and compliance at the High-Level Side Event during the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Ministerial Week International Humanitarian Law – Enhancing Monitoring, Improving Compliance.
Organized by the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the French Republic, this online side event – on 22 September 2021 at 13:30 EST – will discuss how to improve monitoring and analysis of violations of IHL to support policy-making and improve compliance.
Dr Bellal will share the floor with Janez Lenarčič (European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management), Jean-Yves Le Drian (French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs), Peter Maurer (President of the International Committee of the Red Cross), Jan Egeland (Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council), Martin Griffiths (UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator) and Heiko Maas (German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs).
‘It is a great recognition of both Dr Bellal’s expertise and of the work conducted by the Geneva Academy to be invited to reflect on the ways to improve IHL monitoring and compliance. The UN system as a whole, as highlighted by our research, has a role to play in ensuring respect for and implementation of IHL’ underlines Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘Having an academic and independent voice in these discussions is crucial and I am very grateful to the organizers for having invited me to share my views on this important issue’ says Dr Bellal.
Eliška Mocková graduated from our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in 2019 and currently works for the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, in one of its field offices.
Applications for the 2022–2023 academic year of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights are open. They will run until 28 Janllmuary 2022 for applications with a scholarship and until 25 February 2022 for applications without a scholarship.
This event marks the launch of our LLM alumna Jelena Plamenac’s award-winning book ‘Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts’ published by Brill.
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