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Emanuela-Chiara Gillard participates as speaker in the ICRC Advanced IHL Learning Series

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard participated as a speaker in Series 1 (IHL and humanitarian principles) of the ICRC Advanced IHL Learning Series, aimed at lecturers who wish to update their knowledge of the latest developments and challenges in international humanitarian law (IHL) and other areas of the ICRC’s work. Combining theory and practice, the series follows a […]

“Liability, Immunity, and the Benefits of War”, European University Institute, 1-2 September 2016

The 7th Annual Conference of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict will be hosted by the European University Institute, in Florence, on 1-2 September 2016. Speakers: Prof. Saba Bazargan (UCSD), Prof. Yitzhak Benbaji (Tel Aviv), Prof. Elke Schwarz (UCL), Dr. Lars Christie (Oxford), Dr. Heather Roff (Oxford/ASU), Prof. Alec Walen (Rutgers), Prof. Victor Tadros (Warwick), Prof. […]

Ruben Reike contributes book review to Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

Ruben Reike contributes book review “The Struggle for Individual Criminal Accountability in a World of States: From “New” to “Credible” to “Rough” Justice” to the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. The article reviews the following three books: The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950 by Mark Lewis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, […]

The Role of the Security Council in Enhancing the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts – by Emanuela-Chiara Gillard and Julien Piacibello

‘The Role of the Security Council in Enhancing the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts‘, with Julien Piacibello, in A Participação de Portugal no Conselho de Segurança: 2011-2012, Instituto Diplomático/Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros (eds), 2015 This chapter outlines the increasing prominence given to the protection of civilians in the work of the Security Council since […]

Dapo Akande appointed as a member of the African Group for Justice and Accountability

Professor Dapo Akande has been appointed as a member of the African Group for Justice and Accountability, which is an independent Group of twelve senior African experts on international criminal law and human rights. The group will support efforts to strengthen justice and accountability measures in Africa through domestic and regional capacity building, advice and […]

Dapo Akande addresses OPCW on the options for prosecuting non-state actors for the use of chemical weapons

Professor Dapo Akande with Professor Andrew Clapham (Geneva) , Professor Carsten Stahn (Leiden) and Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the OPCW.   On January 28, 2016, Dapo Akande addressed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the options for prosecuting non-state actors for the use of chemical weapons. He argued that the use of […]

Protection of civilians in armed conflict: bridging the gap between law and reality – HPG Policy Brief co-authored by Eva Svoboda and Emanuela-Chiara Gillard

Policy Brief – October 2015 – Eva Svoboda and Emanuela-Chiara Gillard Numerous laws- particularly International Humanitarian Law (IHL) – exist to protect civilians in conflicts by putting obligations on all parties to a conflict. At the same time, many NGOs have sought to mainstream protection in their programming. But conflicts continue to see systematic violations […]

Dapo Akande addresses meeting of UK cross-party parliamentary group on drones

On September 16, Professor Dapo Akande addressed a meeting of a UK cross-party parliamentary group on Drones. The meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones was convened following Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement last week that the United Kingdom killed two British citizens in a drone strike conducted in Syria last month by the […]

The Responsibility to Prevent: Overcoming the Challenges of Atrocity Prevention – a book edited by Serena K. Sharma and Jennifer M. Welsh

Among the constitutive elements of the responsibility to protect (R2P), prevention has been deemed by many as the most important. Drawing on contributions from an international group of academics and practitioners, this book seeks to improve our knowledge of how to operationalize the responsibility to prevent genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing. The […]