Production of IHL MOOC has started

The production of the first Massive Open Online Course (‘MOOC’) on International Humanitarian Law of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum has started. On 11 April, KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch and MOOC teaching associate Ms. Cinny Buys, LL.M., together with their colleagues Joasia van Kooten and Monique Snijder from the Leiden Centre

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Bochum International Humanitarian Law Clinic

KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch will initiate a new International Humanitarian Law Clinic at the Institute for the Law of the Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Bochum University, Germany, as of April 2018. The Leiden International Humanitarian Law Clinic will continue with its activities during this time. Like the

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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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