On 1 October Professor Robin Geiß will deliver a lecture on the challenges concerning new military technologies in changing battlefields, as part of the HILAC (Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict) occasional lecture series at Humanity House, The Hague.

At every HILAC-lecture a renowned legal expert elaborates on a specific challenge regarding humanitarian law in relation to war and discusses this topic with the audience. This time Professor Geiß will address the challenges concerning new military technologies. Autonomous weapon systems, cyber war, the militarization of space and other technologies lead to new challenges for International Humanitarian Law. These challenges raise fundamental questions about the applicability of International Humanitarian Law. During this lecture, Professor Geiß will discuss the biggest challenges and how the international legal order should respond these challenges.

For more information on the lecture please visit the event page.


Located on Prinsegracht in The Hague, the Humanity House is a place to see, hear and experience the human story behind disasters and conflicts, both physically and online. It was founded in 2010 at the instigation of the Dutch Red Cross, with support from the City of The Hague and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Commission.

The Humanity House is a museum that lets you experience what it’s like to live through a disaster or conflict and explores related themes in temporary exhibitions. The Humanity House also provides a platform, a place of encounter for people, organisations and agencies that deal with humanitarian themes. The Humanity House believes that by making people aware of humanitarian themes around the world, we can inspire them to get involved.