Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law

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Marco Roscini is our Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law (Swiss IHL Chair). Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster, London, 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.

At the Geneva Academy, he coordinates research on disruptive military technologies and the digitalization of armed conflict, including a joint project carried out with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Former Swiss IHL Chairs

Professor Robin Geiß was our Swiss IHL Chair from 2020 to 2021. In this position, he conducted research on disruptive military technologies, with a particular focus on the legal and ethical challenges raised by cyber warfare and AI-supported decision-making in military affairs.

Professor Noam Lubell was our Swiss IHL Chair from 2013 to 2019. He conducted research on investigating violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) in armed conflict and coordinated the adoption of The Guidelines on Investigating Violations of IHL: Law, Policy and Good Practice co-published with the ICRC.

Professor Nils Melzer was our first Swiss IHL Chair and held this position from 2011 to 2013. During his tenure, he conducted research, lectures and debates on drones and targeted killings, the regulation of private military and security companies, nanotechnology and IHL, the geographical scope of the battlefield, and cyber warfare.

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Mapping the Societal Risks and Potential Humanitarian Impact of Cyber Operations

27 June 2022

Our new Working Paper Societal Risks and Potential Humanitarian Impact of Cyber Operations provides an up-to-date assessment of existing risks and protection needs in light of contemporary and future military cyber capabilities.

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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.