Past Events

Members of an Afghan and coalition security force collected a cache of weapons during a security clearance of a known Haqqani Network foreign fighter encampment site. During the clearance over 50 insurgents were killed. Paktika province, Afghanistan, July IHL Talks

Arms Transfer to Conflict-Prone Regions: IHL and Human Rights Criteria under the Arms Trade Treaty

4 October 2018, 12:15-14:00

This IHL Talk will focus on the major challenges in the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty as well as on the opportunities it offers to halt the transfer of weapons when they could be used to violate IHL and IHRL.

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An U.S. Special Forces soldier assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system after receiving small-arms fire during a clearance of Denasaro Kelay village in Mizan district, Zabul province, Military Briefings

The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Military Operations

27 September 2018, 18:30-20:00

This Military Briefing will give a military perspective on the impact of international human rights law on military operations, focusing particularly on the British experience in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo, Walikale, people walk on a street during th 2011 presidential elections. Event

Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals

26 September 2018, 18:30-20:00

This public conference provides an opportunity to discuss the contributions of UN human rights mechanisms to the monitoring of the SDGs that seek to realize ESCR and their collaboration with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.&am

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Elisabeth Decrey Warner in discussion with representatives of armed non-state actors Event

Utility and Limits of International Law for Protecting Persons Affected by Armed Conflict

24 September 2018, 18:00-20:00

In this opening lecture of the academic year, Elisabeth Decrey Warner will share her experience, as Co-Founder and Former Executive President of Geneva Call, of promoting respect of international humanitarian law by armed non-state actors.

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A sign outside of the General Assembly building highlights the hash tag for attendees to use to promote the seventy-third session's debate. Improvised Explosive Devices

2018 Platform Meeting: Defining the Scope of the UN General Assembly Resolution on Improvised Explosive Devices

13 September 2018

With the view of connecting discussions on improvised explosive devices (IEDs)  in Geneva and New York, the 2018 platform meeting will discuss the scope of the 2018 UN General Assembly resolution on IEDs.

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Rights, Faith and Fights: Armed Non-State Actors and Contemporary Conflicts

31 August 2018, 12:30-14:00

As the second in a series of talks on IHL brought to you by the UN Library Geneva in collaboration with the Geneva Academy, this Library Talk will explore the application of IHL to contemporary conflicts as related to armed non-state actors.

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Name plate of the United States at the UN Human Rights Council Event

The United States Withdrawal from the Human Rights Council: A Political Move that has Limited Consequences or Serious Legal Ramifications?

5 July 2018, 18:15-20:00

What are the legal consequences of this withdrawal for the functioning and credibility of the HRC, and for the promotion and protection of human rights? How will this decision affect US’ collaboration with UN Special Procedures and the UPR?

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Syria, Aleppo, Al-Swaiqa. Destructions at the entrance of one of the ancient bazars in the city. Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

29 June 2018, 10:00-19:30

This year's edition will take place in London and will notably discuss the global system for accountability, reparations and justice, the qualification of armed conflict, armed gangs and organized crime and emerging military technologies.

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Policeman during a demonstration Event

Geneva launch of policing law website

28 June 2018, 18:30-20:00

This event accompanies the launch of a brand new online resource PolicingLaw.info. On this occasion, panelists will  will discuss the importance of domestic legal regulations of the use of force by law enforcement officials.

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Libya, Fighters are seen in a house during an attack against militants. IHL Talks

Assessing Grounds for the Use of Force in Non-International Armed Conflict: What Legal Framework?

27 June 2018, 12:45-14:15

This IHL Talk will discuss the legal framework for assessing the lawfulness of the use of force in non-international armed conflicts with regard to members of armed groups and how this relates to current state practice.

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