Posters For Protected Persons

The KGF is currently running an Art Competition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The aim of this Art Competition is to promote awareness of IHL, in particular the Geneva Conventions. Thus, the KGF’s wants to use this Art Competition to provide a unique and

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Ten New Case Studies on IHL Compliance Published!

The KGF is pleased to announce that ten new case-studies documenting compliance with IHL have been launched on the “IHL in Action: Respect for the law on the battlefield” database hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Six of these ten cases-studies were prepared by our IHL Clinic

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Call for applications: IHL Clinic participants

The Forum is looking for interested and motivated students of the regular LL.M. programme in Public International Law at Leiden Law School, who are willing to work in a team of three to six students, and are determined to contribute to either the IHL in Action project or the Digitally

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Obituary George H. Aldrich

We are sad to have learned that George Hoover Aldrich, Professor Emeritus of International Humanitarian Law at Leiden Law School, passed away on 10 April 2019. Professor Aldrich succeeded Professor Frits Kalshoven in his capacity as holder of the Red Cross Chair on International Humanitarian Law from 1990 until 1997.

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Launch of IHL online course

After nine months of work, our IHL online course is now live! To sign up to our free online course “International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice” click here. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the course, and also to our 1589 current participants who registered. We hope you will

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Interview with Prof. Robert Heinsch

Deutsche Welle published an interesting interview with our Director Professor Robert Heinsch about the trial of Rwandan nationals before German courts under the principle of universal jurisdiction. Click here to read “Rwanda genocide trial: Can German courts prosecute?”.

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IHL in action: Respect for the law on the battlefield

The “IHL in action: Respect for the law on the battlefield” database just launched a series of new case studies. Four of these cases have been prepared by our clinic students. The database, hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross, compiles real life instances of compliance with the law.

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