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17 June 2019, 09:00-17:00
Register start 15 April 2019
Register end 13 June 2019

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Third Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Two persons walk in the ruins of Aleppo, Syria Two persons walk in the ruins of Aleppo, Syria

The Geneva Academy and the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex are pleased to invite you to the third Conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict (CIAC).

Topics

Issues to be discussed include:

  • The latest developments in transitional justice
  • The latest developments in international criminal justice, such as the establishment of new independent investigative mechanisms (IIIM, IIM, UNITAD) and the latest controversial decisions by the International Criminal Court on Bemba, Gbagbo and the situation in Afghanistan
  • Current issues on the classification of armed conflicts, drawing from the conclusions of the RULAC database and the 2018 edition of the War Report
  • Conduct of hostilities.

A detailed programme will soon follow.

Expert panels with leading academics and practitioners will address the above-mentioned topics. To foster interactions and debate among participants, speakers will provide different /complementary perspectives while leaving space for interactions with the public.

Keynote Address

To end the conference, an evening event will take place from 17:45 onwards at the Villa Moynier with a keynote address by Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

Registration

You need to register to attend the conference, via this online form.

About CIAC

This annual conference, co-organized with the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex, provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, and civil society representatives to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and the current year in relation to armed conflicts situations.

Location

Varembé Conference Centre (CCV), 13 Rue de Varembé, Geneva

Access

Info on how to get to the CCV from the airport, city centre and train station. 

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