Professor Marco Roscini is our New IHL Chair

Professor Marco Roscini is the new Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law (Swiss IHL Chair) at the Geneva Academy.

He succeeds Robin Geiß who held the position from 2019 to 2021 – moving then to new responsibilities as the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

Marco Roscini is a Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster, London. He is a leading expert in international law of armed conflict, the use of force in international law, and international cyber security law and has published widely in the field of international security law.

‘We are thrilled to have Professor Roscini joining us as our new Swiss IHL Chair. With his extensive expertise in the law of armed conflict and international cyber security law, he is the perfect person to lead our research on disruptive military technologies and our joint initiative with the International Committee of the Red Cross on the digitalization of armed conflict’ says Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.

Focus on the Digitalization of Armed Conflict

As Swiss IHL Chair, Professor Roscini will pursue his predecessor’s research on the digitalization of armed conflict, related protection challenges and the potential need to update international humanitarian law (IHL).

‘I am delighted to join the Geneva Academy as the new Swiss IHL Chair and to work on disruptive military technologies. This is indeed one of the most pressing issues in today’s IHL’ says Professor Roscini.

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

Portrait of Marco Roscini News

Professor Marco Roscini is our New IHL Chair

6 May 2022

Marco Roscini is a leading expert in international law of armed conflict, the use of force in international law, and international cyber security law and has published widely in the field of international security law.

Read more

Professor Marco Sassoli during an IHL class at the Geneva Academy News

Geneva Academy Professor presents to OSCE Member States Report on Violations of IHL in the Armed Conflict in Ukraine

13 April 2022

Professor Sassòli was in charge of the IHL part of the report that was presented on 13 April by the three experts to the OSCE Permanent Council. 

Read more

Persons walking in front of a blue wall Event

Strike While It's Hot: Protecting and Advancing Human Rights Online

4 October 2022, 13:15-14:45

This side event at the margins of the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council will discuss areas of progress as well as critical gaps in the international affirmation and protection of human rights in the digital age.

Read more

Ukraine, damaged bicycle and car in front of a destroyed building Short Course

The Law of International Armed Conflicts – Hague Law

17 November - 10 January 2023

After having followed this online short course, participants will know who the protected persons and goods are and what rules of IHL can be used for their protection in an international armed conflict. An overview of the rules applicable in non-international armed conflicts will also be given.

Read more

Somalia, explosion of a bomb in the Mogadishu's market place. Short Course

The Classification of Armed Conflicts

19 January - 14 February 2023

This online short course provides an in-depth study of an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.

Read more

Mine Project

Business, Human Rights and Conflict-Affected Regions

Started in July 2021

This project aims to further identify and clarify policies and practices for States and business, including public and private investors, across the full ‘conflict cycle’ and the ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ pillars of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Read more

Screenshot of the RULAC webpage Project

Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC)

Started in May 2007

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.

Read more

Cover of the Publication Publication

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

published on April 2022

Henning Lahmann

Read more