Event information

10 October 2023, 12:30-14:30
Register start 25 September 2023
Register end 9 October 2023

Armed Groups and International Law: A Legal Shadowland

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This event marks the launch in Geneva of the volume Armed Groups and International Law. In the Shadowland of Legality and Illegality (Edward Elgar, 2023), edited by Katharine Fortin and Ezequiel Heffes. On this occasion, panelists will reflect on the status of armed groups within a complex legal landscape, examining the tensions that arise due to their actions existing across a spectrum of legality and illegality.

Introductory Remarks

  • Marco Sassòli, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva Law Faculty and a Geneva Academy Faculty Member

Moderation

  • Omar Ahmed Abenza, Head of East Africa Region, Geneva Call

Panelists

  • Ezequiel Heffes, Director, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict
  • Katharine Fortin, Associate Professor, Utrecht University School of Law
  • Gloria Gaggioli, Associate Professor, University of Geneva Law Faculty and Director, Geneva Academy

About the book

Through its careful consideration of the status of armed groups within a complex legal landscape, Armed Groups and International Law identifies and examines the tensions that arise due to their actions existing across a spectrum of legality and illegality. Considering the number of armed groups currently exercising governance functions and controlling territory and population in the world, its analysis is especially topical.

Armed Groups and International Law provides essential peer-reviewed analyses of the place of armed groups in the legal framework. A collaborative effort between eminent scholars from different disciplines, it summarises various points of contention within the study of these armed actors, detailing examples that are highly relevant to the contemporary world. Armed Groups and International Law is an invitation to see ‘armed groups’ differently, focusing on the various functions and activities they undertake in armed conflict. Addressing law-making, rebel governance and accountability, this book will be of great benefit to students of international humanitarian law, human rights law, international criminal law, and public international law seeking to expand their understanding of the treatment of armed groups within the international legal system. It will also serve as a useful resource for practitioners working in the area of civilian protection and academics conducting research on armed conflict from a variety of disciplines.

Drinks

This book launch will be followed by drinks.

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