Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law

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Robin Geiß is Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS). He is the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law (Swiss IHL Chair) since 2020 and succeeded to Professor Noam Lubell (first Swiss IHL Chair from 2013 to 2019).

As Swiss IHL Chair, Professor Geiß pursues research projects on disruptive military technologies, with a particular focus on the legal and ethical challenges raised by cyberwarfare and AI-supported decision-making in military affairs.

The Swiss IHL Chair develops and promotes the Geneva Academy’s expertise in IHL via policy work, cutting-edge research, expert meetings, the development of partnerships and teaching.

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New War Report Article Analyses the June 2019 International Armed Conflict Between Iran and the United States

17 December 2019

Our new War Report article analyses the June 2019 shooting down by Iran of a United States (US) military drone and the alleged US counter cyber-attack.

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New Research Brief Outlines the Methodology, Research Questions and Focus of a Major Research Project on Armed Non-State Actor

11 December 2019

The Research Brief From Words to Deeds: A Study of Armed Non-State Actors’ Practice and Interpretations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Norms summarizes the focus, objectives, methodology and research questions of this project.