Two Alumna Distinguished at the 2022 ASIL Annual Meeting

Two alumna of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Dr Jelena Plamenac and Charlotte Labrosse – received prestigious distinctions at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in April this year.

Dr Plamenac Receives the Prestigious Francis Lieber Prize

Dr Jelena Plamenac – who graduated from our LLM back in 2007 – has been awarded the 2022 Francis Lieber Prize for her book ‘Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts’ (Brill 2022) which discusses belligerent's detention practices in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict.

Charlotte Laborsse Wins the International Refugee Law’s Student Writing Competition

Charlotte Labrosse – who graduated from our LLM in 2021 – won the 2022 International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition with her LLM paper ‘Humanitarian Visas as a Legal Pathway to International Protection in Europe’. Written under the supervision of Professor Vincent Chetail, the paper discusses states' obligations under the principle of non-refoulement when assessing applications for ‘humanitarian’ or ‘asylum’ visas.

Thanks to the support of the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – headed by professor Chetail – Charlotte could travel to the ASIL Annual meeting and receive her prize in person.


Portrait of Marco Roscini News

Professor Marco Roscini is our New IHL Chair

6 May 2022

Marco Roscini is a leading expert in international law of armed conflict, the use of force in international law, and international cyber security law and has published widely in the field of international security law.

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Francesca Gortan, Sarah Surget and Sophie Timmermans during a simulation at Pictet 2022 News

Our Team at Pictet: Much More than Reaching the Final

11 April 2022

During one week, Francesca Gortan, Sarah Surget and Sophie Timmermans represented the Geneva Academy at the 38th Edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition that took place in Durrës, Albania, from 19 to 26 March.

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Short Course

The Law of Non-International Armed Conflicts

Spring 2023

This online short course discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.

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Ukraine, damaged bicycle and car in front of a destroyed building Short Course

Protection of Persons and Property in International Armed Conflict

17 November - 10 January 2024

After having followed this online short course, participants will know who the protected persons and goods are and what rules of IHL can be used for their protection in an international armed conflict. An overview of the rules applicable in non-international armed conflicts will also be given.

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A session of the UN Human Rights Committtee at Palais Wilson Project

Implementing International Humanitarian Law Through Human Rights Mechanisms

Completed in April 2019

This project examined how IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the UN Charter, as well as from universal and regional treaties.

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Computer screen with warning: civilian infrastucture: do not attack Project

Digitalization of Conflict Joint Initiative: Humanitarian Impact and Legal Protection

Started in September 2020

This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.

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The Future Digital Battlefield and Challenges for Humanitarian Protection: A Primer

published on April 2022

Henning Lahmann

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Towards Global Transitional Justice?

published on January 2022

Olivier de Frouville

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