Past Events

Portrait of Dilma Rousseff Event

International film festival and forum on human rights - Fighting hunger and poverty: the cases of Brazil and India

11 March 2017, 15:00-18:00

A panel discussion with former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on economic and social rights and the fight against hunger and poverty, followed by a film screening.

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Peru, Lima. Training exercice on the use of force and human rights. Simulation of the arrest of a suspect in the street Event

Peaceful protests 101: Exchange on the proper management of assemblies and the use of force

10 March 2017, 13:30-15:00

This side-event, co-organized with the Permanent mission of Switzerland, will further the exchange of views and dialogue on the proper management of peaceful protests, including the use of force, and the role of the Un Human Rights Council.

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The Desert Reconnaissance Battalion Conducts Drill in the Urban Warfare Center Military Briefings

How Does Operational Law Constrain the Use of Force in Military Operations?

8 March 2017, 18:00-19:30

This third Military Briefing aims to untangle the web of rules applicable to the use of lethal force by the military

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Cover page of the book Autonomous Weapons: Law, Ethics, Policy Event

Autonomous Weapon Systems: Ban or Regulate?

1 March 2017, 17:30-19:30

Should autonomous weapon systems be banned at the outset or is it possible to manage and regulate their development to ensure compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law? How to do so?


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Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu province, Kitchanga downtown. The insanitary conditions next to the market worsen the situation of the residents affected by the recent violence. Event

Fragmented Wars: Multi-Territorial Military Operations against Armed Groups

20 February 2017, 18:00-20:00

On the occasion of the opening of the Spring Semester Noam Lubell, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law, will examine the legal complexities arising from military actions against armed groups that are located in multiple states.

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Bethlehem, Bittar Illit settlement. Detail of the West Bank Barrier IHL Talks

The impact of counter-terrorism laws and policies on IHL and humanitarian action

26 January 2017, 13:00-14:00

This third IHL Talk will discuss the legal regime governing terrorism, how international humanitarian law addresses and prohibits acts of terrorism and what is the relationship with other international treaties.

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LLM students during a course Event

Online Information Session – LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

21 December 2016, 14:00-15:00

Join our online information session about our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

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Human Rights Council: a general view of the room XX during the 31st regular opening of session, Geneva, Switzerland Event

Universality in the Human Rights Council

9 December 2016, 12:30-14:30

To commemorate Human Rights Day and the 10th Anniversary of the Human Rights Council, panelists at this event will explore how the HRC has developed the concept of universality and responded to the contemporary challenges to the universal application o

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The President and the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ( Event

The International Criminal Court – At a Turning Point?

7 December 2016, 18:15-20:00

Numerous states have expressed their disappointment and enmity toward the International Criminal Court. What impact would these recent events have?

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Adoption of the Arms Trade Treay by the UN General Assembly, 3 April 2013 Event

The Worth of the Arms Trade Treaty? Let's Debate!

2 December 2016, 12:00-13:30

The Arms Trade Treaty, the first treaty to regulate the conventional arms trade, has an impressive record. But so what? And why should we care?

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