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6 May 2022
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.
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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.
Half of the class of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – 20 students – pleaded on Sunday 20 May at Villa Moynier on the 2008 South Ossetia armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.
As every year and in the framework of the IHL core course given by Professor Marco Sassòli, 16 students of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights pleaded on the 2014 armed conflict in and around Gaza.
Organized by the Geneva Academy and the ICRC, the Advanced IHL seminar for academics and humanitarian policymakers aims to enhance the capacity of academics to teach and research IHL and contemporary issues arising during armed conflict, while also equipping policymakers with an in-depth understanding of ongoing legal debates and their relevance to decision-making.
This project will develop guidance to inform security, human rights and environmental debates on the linkages between environmental rights and conflict, and how their better management can serve as a tool in conflict prevention, resilience and early warning.
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.