REMINDER - The KGF is looking for a guest researcher! The deadline is upcoming on 1 July!

For a period of three to six months, the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL is looking for a Guest Researcher, who would be interested in contributing to the projects of the Forum, taking part in the activities and research of the Forum, as well as supporting its IHL Clinic, while having the possibility to conduct their own research.

The position is available from September 2017 - January 2018.
Application deadline: 1 July 2017, before 17:00.
http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/vacancies/

As part of its conference cycle on Generating respect for the law, the ICRC and the German Permanent Mission to the UN will convene a panel discussion on 29 June 2017 at the Humanitarium in Geneva to launch the book: "Humanizing the Laws of War – the Red Cross and the Development of International Humanitarian Law" edited by Robin Geiß, Andreas Zimmermann and Stefanie Haumer. The book also contains a chapter by the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum's Director Dr. Robert Heinsch. The event will discuss the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's role as a gentle modernizer of international humanitarian law ever since its very creation and will, in particular, critically assess the ICRC's unique role.

https://www.icrc.org/en/event/humanizing-laws-war-red-cross-and-development-international-humanitarian-law-0

The KGF is looking for a guest researcher...

For a period of three to six months, the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL is looking for a Guest Researcher, who would be interested in contributing to the projects of the Forum, taking part in the activities and research of the Forum, as well as supporting its IHL Clinic, while having the possibility to conduct their own research.

The position is available from September 2017 - January 2018. Start and end dates have a certain flexibility.

Application deadline: 1 July 2017, before 17:00.
http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/vacancies/

On Thursday, 8 June 2017, the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law, in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and the Netherlands Red Cross, hosted a panel discussion in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols.

Prof. Horst Fischer called for an ‘Hour of Humanity’ during the G20 in July of this year, as a platform for those in power to put humanitarian crises and IHL at the top of the agenda. Dr. Hans Boddens Hosang gave the audience a small insight into the importance of the Additional Protocols at the NL Ministry of Defence. Ms. Mireille Hector emphasized the important role of states in convincing other states to comply with IHL. Finally, Judge Alphons Orie reiterated the importance of states taking the responsibility to investigate and prosecute violations of IHL, as this responsibility is not being properly executed at the moment.

A more elaborate summary of the panel discussion can be found here: http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/2017/06/12/panel-discussion-in-celebration-of-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-1977-additional-protocols/.

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Not able to attend our panel discussion today at 18:00? We'll be live-streaming the event on our website: http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/2017/06/08/live-stream/.

Our panel discussion in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols is only one day away!

8 June 2017, 18-20hrs, Leiden Law School (A1.44), followed by a small reception at the Faculty's Juridisch Café.

Would you like to attend? Please send an e-mail to kalshoven-gieskesforum@law.leidenuniv.nl.

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Congratulations to our Leiden PIL Alumni, Mr. Joost Bunk, LL.M., who received the second place in the Junior Scholar Award of the International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon)! CyCon is the major conference on cyber conflict related topics and is organized by NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Bunk wrote a thesis under the guidance of KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch on "The Protection of Intellectual Property under International Humanitarian Law in Cyberspace". Out of a great number of international submissions three students were selected to present their findings at CyCon in Tallinn, Estonia, for an expert jury and audience. The Junior Scholar Award is a yearly competition for recent graduates in the field of cybersecurity, -policy, or -law.

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Our panel discussion in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols is only one week away!

8 June 2017, 18-20hrs, Leiden Law School (A1.44), followed by a small reception at the Faculty's Juridisch Café.

Would you like to attend? Please send an e-mail to kalshoven-gieskesforum@law.leidenuniv.nl.

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Announcement for the next HILAC-lecture on 20 June 2017 at the Humanity House in The Hague...