Past Events

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Geneva Consultation on the ‘Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with Regards to Private Involvement in Education’

5 February 2018, 09:00-14:00

The Geneva Consultation aims to provide an opportunity for discussion on the ‘Human Rights Guiding Principles on State Obligations with regards to Private Involvement in Education’.

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Mexico, two persons walk in th street at night IHL Talks

Armed gang violence: at the crossroad between armed conflict and law enforcement?

13 December 2017, 12:00-14:00

This IHL Talk will address the political, sociological and legal dimensions of the issue of armed gang violence in Latin America, notably in Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia.

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Histoire et Humanitaire: Penser le temps Long Dans l'Urgence

8 December 2017, 18:30-20:00

Un événement organisé par le Département d'histoire générale de la Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de Genève, avec le soutien du Comité International de la Croix-Rouge et  de l’Académie de droit international humanitaire et de droits humains.<

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Training of a member of 34 Squadron, RAF Regiment (UK Defence Forces) Military Briefings


30 November 2017, 18:30-20:00

In order for humanitarian lawyers to be better able to understand the circumstances under which the law of armed conflict applies, they should be aware of the basic tactics involved in modern combat.

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Social media platforms: the new gatekeepers of free speech?

29 November 2017, 18:30-20:00

Social media companies have stepped up efforts to spot hate speech as well as ‘terrorist’ and ‘violent extremist’ content, thereby becoming the de facto regulators of online content.

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Launch: Transitional Justice and the European Convention on Human Rights

21 November 2017, 18:30-20:00

This event marks the launch of our new publication Transitional Justice and the European Convention on Human Rights, published in cooperation with the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University.

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Coverpage of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols Event


15-16 November 2017

This annual seminar for diplomats is co-organized by the Geneva Academy and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Accountability at 50 years: Pursuing Justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

13 November 2017, 18:30-20:00

What is the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory today? This event examines violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, looking at both the Israeli and Palestinian legal systems.

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Autonomous Weapons Systems: What Constraints under International Law?

13 November 2017, 13:15-14:45

A side event at the 2017 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems to discuss the constraints and requirements that international humanitarian and human rights law place on the use and development of autonomous weapons systems.

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A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, fires an M4 at a weapons range at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Aug. 30, 2017. Military Briefings

Law and Policy of Targeting in Military Operations

9 November 2017, 19:00-20:30

Chris Jenks, Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas, will address issues related to law and policy of targeting in military operations.

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