Professor Marco Roscini is our New IHL Chair

6 May 2022

Professor Marco Roscini is the new Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law (Swiss IHL Chair) at the Geneva Academy.

He succeeds Robin Geiß who held the position from 2019 to 2021 – moving then to new responsibilities as the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

Marco Roscini is a Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster, London. He 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.

‘We are thrilled to have Professor Roscini joining us as our new Swiss IHL Chair. With his extensive expertise in the law of armed conflict and international cyber security law, he is the perfect person to lead our research on disruptive military technologies and our joint initiative with the International Committee of the Red Cross on the digitalization of armed conflict’ says Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.

Focus on the Digitalization of Armed Conflict

As Swiss IHL Chair, Professor Roscini will pursue his predecessor’s research on the digitalization of armed conflict, related protection challenges and the potential need to update international humanitarian law (IHL).

‘I am delighted to join the Geneva Academy as the new Swiss IHL Chair and to work on disruptive military technologies. This is indeed one of the most pressing issues in today’s IHL’ says Professor Roscini.

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