Libya: A Short Guide to the Conflict

Posted on: 04 July 2017

Our new publication Libya: A Short Guide to the Conflict, written by Sari Arraf, provides an overview of the current situation in Libya and key developments in 2017.

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The War Report: Armed Conflicts in 2016

Posted on: 16 May 2017

In 2016, 49 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority are non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years, highlighting the changing nature of warfare. The analysis highlights two trends: the heavy toll of current armed conflicts on civilians often trapped in sieges and battlefields in cities and increased international interventions in conflicts.

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The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary’ receives the American Society of International Law 2017

Posted on: 07 February 2017

We are pleased to announce that the American Society of International Law has awarded their 2017 Certificate of Merit for ‘High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars’ to the book The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, edited by Professors Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli. The managing editor is Iris van der Heijden, and the assistant editors are Ilya Nuzov, Julia Grignon, Annie Hylton, and Tom Haeck.

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Creeping Trend Towards Increased Tolerance for Torture

Keystone 2016
Posted on: 03 November 2016

On 1 November, Nils Melzer, Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, a joint centre of the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva became the new UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.

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