Centre Director Professor Robin Geiß will deliver an ESIL Lecture on The Geneva Conventions at 70: Limiting brutality in war – Old and new protection needs on 1 October 2019 at the Amsterdam Centre for International Law. In this lecture, Professor Geiß will reflect on the challenges posed to the humanitarian legal order by evolving conflict structures, a changing global security landscape and new military technologies.
The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. On this occasion, the lecture reflects on the challenges posed to the humanitarian legal order by evolving conflict structures, a changing global security landscape and new military technologies. The need to limit brutality in war is as urgent and relevant as ever as shown by dramatic protection failures in Syria and Yemen. But wars in cities, protracted conflict situations and the ways in which cyber operations can affect entire societies pose new challenges and protection needs. How is the established humanitarian legal framework reacting to these various transformative dynamics? Is it flexible enough to capture the protection needs of 21st century warfare?
The ESIL Lecture Series hosts broadcasts of presentations on international law topics held at partner institutions, enabling the presentation to reach a wider audience of ESIL members and non-members alike.
For more information on the event please visit the website of ACIL.
For more information on Professor Geiß’ work on international humanitarian law please click here.