Past Events

Gaza City, 2014. Palestinians check the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike. Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the Summer 2014 Gaza Conflict

1 June 2018, 09:00-16:00

In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL), students will plead for Israel and Palestine arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.

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Encounter with the High Commissioner for Human Rigjhts during the annual meeting of NHRIs Event

The Paris Principles at 25: How National Human Rights Institutions Have Contributed to Promoting and Protecting Human Rights and What They Can Do in the Future

31 May 2018, 17:00-18:30

This event will explore the ways in which National Human Rights Institutions contributed to improving the lives of individuals around the world over the past 25 years, and the role they continue to play both domestically and internationally.

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South Ossetia, Georgia, 2009: Tskhinvali. A year after the conflict that divided South Ossetians and Georgians, much of the town of Tskhinvali is still badly damaged. Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the 2008 South Ossetian Conflict

31 May 2018, 09:00-16:00

In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL) given by Professor Gloria Gaggioli, students will plead for Russia and Georgia arguing that the side they represent respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.

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The Follow-Up Procedure of United Nations Treaty Bodies

29 May 2018, 13:45-14:45

This meeting, hosted by TB-Net, the NGO Network on Treaty Bodies, aims to discuss the follow-up procedure of UN Treaty Bodies and the possible ways to harmonize and streamline it.

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On 10 March 2015, six new judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) were sworn in at a ceremony held at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). IHL Talks

Where Do We Go From Here? The International Criminal Court 20 Years After Rome

25 May 2018, 12:15-14:00

This IHL Talk will reflect on the Court’s challenges and ways to address them, as well as how the UN Human Rights Council and other institutions in Geneva can contribute to the work of the Court.

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Human Rights in a Digital Age

24 May 2018, 09:30-18:30

This conference, organized by the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project (HRBDT) and facilitated by the Geneva Academy, aims at discussing human rights in the digital age with Geneva-based institutions and experts.

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Afghan National Army in Kandahar Province Military Briefings

The Military Component in the Negotiation of International Humanitarian Law Instruments

19 May 2018, 11:00-13:00

This military briefing will discuss the balancing act involved in the negotiation of international humanitarian law instruments, particularly from a military perspective.

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Film et Débat: La jeune fille et la mort

15 May 2018, 18:30-20:30

Le film de Roman Polanski, La jeune fille et la mort sera suivi d'un débat modéré par le Professeur Riccardo Bocco, en présence de Sévane Garibian et Valeria Wagner.

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Academic Platform on the 2020 Treaty Body Review: Launch of the final report

7 May 2018, 12:30-14:30

The report details proposals for strengthening the treaty body system for 2020 and beyond and is the outcome of a three-year consultative process.

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Picture of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan Event

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Prospects and Challenges

2 May 2018, 18:30-20:00

This event proposes to discuss the international law principles governing the threat or use of nuclear weapons, as well as the significance of the nuclear weapons ban treaty for nuclear disarmament.

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