Seminar/ Conference/Talk

Online Side Event at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Friday, 5 March, 2021, 13:00-14:30 CEST. The pervasiveness of armed non-State actors’ (ANSAs) involvement in armed conflict and other situations of violence worldwide highlights the importance of effectively implementing the existing international legal protections to safeguard the human dignity of individuals, as protected under International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) – …

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COVID-19: three conflict parties express their views on ceasefires and the response to the pandemic

On 14 May 2020, Fight for Humanity hosted an online panel with several conflicting parties that answered the United Nations Secretary General’s global call for a ceasefire to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was attended by 250 participants including from States and UN agencies, international and national NGOs working on humanitarian and peace issues, …

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Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats

A while back, we published a call for papers for the forthcoming conference at Exeter Centre for International Law on ‘Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats’. Registration for the conference is now open, and I’ve been asked to post the following announcement below inviting registration. The Exeter Centre for International Law is delighted …

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Seminar on protracted armed conflict and governance – 14th May 2018

Together with Utrecht University colleagues from cultural anthopology and conflict studies, I’m co-organising a small seminar (30 attendees max) on governance and protracted armed conflict in Utrecht on 14th May 2018. The seminar which is funded by the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges aims to bring together international lawyers, cultural anthropologists, conflict studies scholars and …

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40th San Remo Roundtable on IHL

The provisional programme for the 40th San Remo Roundtable on IHL has been released and is reproduced below. The roundtable will mark the 40th anniversary of the two Additional Protocols and will focus on the topic of the protection of civilians and gender violence during both armed conflict and internal violence. It is jointly organized …

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2016 Bruges Colloquium on IHL – Programme and Registration

The 17th edition of the Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law will take place on 20-21 October 2016 and deal with “Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and International Humanitarian Law”. Registration is now open (here). In the past years, I have advertised the yearly Bruges Colloquium here at the blog and these posts always had loads of hits …

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PHAP online expert briefing on the end of armed conflict under IHL

Two years ago, I wrote on Opinio Juris (Part 1 and 2) and here on the blog about the end of non-international armed conflicts (NIACs). How do you determine when NIACs end? IHL is rather unclear as to its temporal scope of application for NIACs. Whilst there is – by now – extensive case law …

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The 2015 edition of the Bruges Colloquium on IHL will deal with “Urban Warfare” and take place on 15-16 October 2015

The 16th edition of the Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law will take place on 15-16 October 2015 and will deal with “Urban Warfare”. The ICRC and the College of Europe have, as they do every year, put together a very interesting programme. An excellent reason to visit Bruges, where you combine attending a high-level …

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XXXVIII Round Table on current issues of International Humanitarian Law: “The Distinction between International and Non-International Armed Conflict: Challenges for IHL?”, Sanremo, 3-5 September 2015

This year’s IHL round table in Sanremo will deal with the distinction between IACs and NIACs. The International Institute of Humanitarian Law, together with the ICRC, has put together an interesting programme. Besides the general distinction between the two types of armed conflict and classification questions, specific panels will address the: i) temporal and geographical …

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9th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law on Access for Humanitarian Action on 3-4 November 2014

In a couple of weeks, I have the pleasure to speak at a conference organised by the ICRC and the Minerva Center for Human Rights on “Access for Humanitarian Action: Legal and Operational Challenges in Assisting and Protecting People Affected by Armed Conflict”. This 9th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law will take place …

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