Past Events

Blurry image of man in a prison cell in Honduras Event

Does Torture Prevention Work?

1 December 2016, 18:30-20:00

This event, organized with the Association for the Prevention of Torture, will discuss the main findings and policy implications of a research analyzing the impact of torture prevention measures.

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A U.S. Army Soldier with 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, fires an M-4 rifle during a gun battle with insurgent forces in Barge Matal, during Operation Mountain Fire, July 12. Military Briefings

The Military Legal Adviser and Challenges of Modern Combat Operations

1 December 2016, 15:00-16:00

In a context where modern combat operations raise complex operational and legal challenges, where respect for the law is often key to mission success, military legal advisers play an increasingly important role in operations.

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Drawing on a wall of a Guantanamo's prisoner Event

International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law in the fight against terrorism - Bush, Obama and Trump

30 November 2016, 18:30-20:00

On the eve of the end of the Obama administration, our guest speaker Gabor Rona, Visiting Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, will discuss US counter-terrorism policies: continuity, change and exceptionalism.

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Yemen, MSF hospital destroyed by bombing IHL Talks

Violence Against Healthcare and Humanitarian Workers

24 November 2016, 12:15-13:30

This IHL Talk, organized with the support of the ICRC, aims at reflecting on the reasons why health care and humanitarian workers are being targeted despite their protection under international humanitarian law.

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Expert Seminar - Using New Technologies to Enhance Protection During Armed Conflict

15 November 2016

This seminar looks at new ways in which technological advances can enhance protection for victims of armed conflict.

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Two US soldiers walking out of a building Military Briefings

Military Organization and Operational Decision-Making

26 October 2016

Have you ever wondered how armed forces are structured? What the size of a battalion is? What staff officers are responsible for? Where legal advisers are usually located within the chain of command? What an “OPO” is?

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Book cover of Conférence-débat avec Philippe SANDS, Professeur, University College London Event

Conférence-débat avec Philippe SANDS, Professeur, University College London

10 October 2016

A l’occasion de cette conférence-débat, Monsieur Philippe Sands présentera son ouvrage East West Street: A Story about the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity.

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Life jackets on a beach in Greece IHL Talks

Refugees and Migrants: Legal and Human Challenges

5 October 2016

For this first IHL Talk, panelists will discuss how international organizations are dealing with the operational, legal and human challenges this unprecedented scale of movement of population across border.

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Group of people carrying coffins down the mountain Event

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Transitional Justice

29 September 2016

Should transitional justice address questions of poverty, systematic inequality and discrimination, or should it be limited to political and civil rights violations, such as enforced disappearances and torture? How can economic, social and cultural rig

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Children's clothes scattered amongst the debris of a collapsed building Event

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Armed Conflict

21 September 2016

The panelists will discuss how violations of economic, social and cultural rights both causes and consequences of armed conflict.

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