Two Alumna Distinguished at the 2022 ASIL Annual Meeting

Two alumna of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Dr Jelena Plamenac and Charlotte Labrosse – received prestigious distinctions at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in April this year.

Dr Plamenac Receives the Prestigious Francis Lieber Prize

Dr Jelena Plamenac – who graduated from our LLM back in 2007 – has been awarded the 2022 Francis Lieber Prize for her book ‘Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts’ (Brill 2022) which discusses belligerent's detention practices in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict.

Charlotte Laborsse Wins the International Refugee Law’s Student Writing Competition

Charlotte Labrosse – who graduated from our LLM in 2021 – won the 2022 International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition with her LLM paper ‘Humanitarian Visas as a Legal Pathway to International Protection in Europe’. Written under the supervision of Professor Vincent Chetail, the paper discusses states' obligations under the principle of non-refoulement when assessing applications for ‘humanitarian’ or ‘asylum’ visas.

Thanks to the support of the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – headed by professor Chetail – Charlotte could travel to the ASIL Annual meeting and receive her prize in person.


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Assessing the Impact of Novel Technologies for Humanitarian Protection in Armed Conflict

10 May 2022

Our new Working Paper provides an overview of the various novel technologies that together form part of the ‘future digital battlefield’ and assesses some of the implications they have for humanitarian protection in armed conflict.

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Our 2022 Pictet Team

24 January 2022

Francesca Gortan, Sarah Surget and Sophie Timmermans will represent the Geneva Academy at the 38th Edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition that will take place from 19 to 26 March in Durrës, Albania.

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

6 July 2022, 13:00-14:30

In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

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Protection of Persons and Property in International Armed Conflict

Fall 2022

This short course examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.

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The Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

Spring 2023

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of implementation, including national legislation, dissemination and training, and discuss the mechanisms such as the International Fact-Finding Commission, as set out in the treaties.

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Implementing International Humanitarian Law Through Human Rights Mechanisms

Completed in April 2019

This project examined how IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the UN Charter, as well as from universal and regional treaties.

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Disruptive Military Technologies

Started in February 2020

This project aims at staying abreast of the various military technology trends; promoting legal and policy debate on new military technologies; and furthering the understanding of the convergent effects of different technological trends shaping the digital battlefield of the future.

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The Future Digital Battlefield and Challenges for Humanitarian Protection: A Primer

published on April 2022

Henning Lahmann

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Towards Global Transitional Justice?

published on January 2022

Olivier de Frouville

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