Launch of ICRC’s ‘IHL in Action’ Database

The KGF is proud to announce that on Wednesday, 27 September, the ICRC launched the ‘IHL in Action’ database in the context of its project ‘IHL in Action: Respect for the law on the battlefield’. The IHL in Action website is a collection of real case-studies documenting compliance with IHL

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In Memoriam: Prof. em. Frits Kalshoven

The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum and its staff are sad to have lost not only their name giver, emeritus professor and outstanding expert in IHL, but also a wonderful human being: so kind, friendly and humble, that it is hard to describe with words. Our thoughts are with his wife, family, friends

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Inaugural Lecture Prof. Helen Duffy

On 13 March 2017, Prof. Helen Duffy was officially appointed as Gieskes Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. During her inaugural lecture she gave an insight into strategic human rights litigation, addressing ‘Bursting the Bubble on the Champagne Moment’. The

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Short interview Dr. Robert Heinsch and Martine Wierenga

Please find here a short interview with Dr. Robert Heinsch (Associate Professor of International Law & Director of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum) and Martine Wierenga (Programme Manager at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies) about the Grotius Centre’s Summer Schools, with a specific focus on the IHL Summer School. For more

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Apply now for the IHL Summer School 2017

Summer School on International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice   This summer, from 9-15 July 2017, the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL will host the second annual IHL Summer School: “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice”. The course is designed by Dr. Robert Heinsch, in cooperation with the colleagues from the

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Call for Applications

Call for Applications Winter Semester 2017 General information The “International Humanitarian Law Clinic” is a platform in which students of the Leiden LL.M. program in Public International Law do research for various cooperation partners of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum in the humanitarian field. The students are supervised, on the one hand

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ICRC Research Visit

On 26-28 January 2017, five of our IHL Clinic students of the winter semester 2016/17 (Ms. Clara Burkard, Mr. David Koeller, Mr. Ashwin Manoharan, Ms. Yildiz Miller and Ms. Cristina San Juan Serrano) and their IHL Clinic supervisors (Ms. Christine Tremblay, LL.M. and Ms. Sofia Poulopoulou, LL.M.) participated in a

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