On Wednesday, 7 February, Ms. Sofia Poulopoulou (LL.M.), PhD fellow at the Forum, opened the annual Symposium on International Humanitarian Law of the Netherlands Red Cross Student's Desk Leiden.

Sofia gave a very interesting introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and spoke on the origins of this field of law, its most important principles, and the applicability of IHL to certain situations.

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Last month, on 16 January, Prof. Liesbeth Zegveld, Judge Christopher Greenwood and KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch commemorated the life of Prof. Frits Kalshoven during a lecture at the Asser Institute.

Interested? A short report of the lecture can be found here: http://www.asser.nl/about-the-institute/asser-today/highlights-contemporary-constraints-on-the-waging-of-war-a-tribute-to-prof-frits-kalshoven/

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The KGF's IHL Clinic is looking for interested and motivated Leiden LL.M. students, who are willing to work in a team of three students, and have the determination to produce a substantive report of high quality on issues raised by our cooperation partners within a period of three to four months.

If you are interested in participating in the IHL Clinic, please submit your application by Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:00 (noon), to the following e-mail address: r.w.heinsch@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Your application should consist of a (1) motivation letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an overview of the grades you obtained during your previous studies and (for September students) the Leiden LL.M. programme, and (4) an English writing sample (5 pages max). Please submit the four components of your application in one pdf-document and include your last name in the file name.

For more information see: http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/2016/09/02/call-for-applications-ihl-clinic-winter-semester-201617/

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Six and a half years after its creation in June 2011, the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law is proud to present its new professional logo, representing the development we have taken since then. Over the years, the KGF has been able to substantially expand its activities in the field of IHL with its IHL Clinic, IHL Master, IHL summer school, IHL dissemination events, IHL research and cooperation with other actors on an international level. The logo is derived from the paragraph symbol used in the legal world and stands for openness and interconnectedness, similar to the approach the KGF takes to IHL and within its working environment. We hope you like it!

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Geplaatst door International Committee of the Red Cross op zaterdag 27 januari 2018

Here some testimonials on and impressions from our annual IHL summer school which we organize together with Grotius Centre Summer Schools and Rode Kruis Humanitair Oorlogsrecht. It will again take place from 1 to 7 July 2018 in The Hague ...

International Humanitarian Law Summer School

“The International Humanitarian Law Summer School at The Hague was a rewarding and fantastic experience. I had the opportunity to learn from world-renowned experts at a prestigious academic institution, Leiden University, in the International City of Peace and Justice. The organization and presentation of the course were very professional, and the university staff, specially the coordinators, welcomed us with open arms and made The Hague feel like home. I cannot recommend this Summer School enough. It was a unique experience and a fantastic networking opportunity.” Participant in the 2017 Summer SchoolDoes this testimonial make you curious? Learn more about the summer school on http://summerschool.universiteitleiden.nl/courses/international-humanitarian-law-in-theory-and-practice#summerschoolleiden Leiden Law School City of The Hague - Municipality

Geplaatst door Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies op donderdag 18 januari 2018

A very memorable night last night at the Asser Institute, where Prof. Liesbeth Zegveld, Judge Christopher Greenwood and Dr. Robert Heinsch honoured and commemorated the life of the remarkable Professor Frits Kalshoven and his contributions to international humanitarian law.

The tribute was organised by the T.M.C. Asser Institute’s International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, The Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict (HILAC) and the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law.

📷 Luigi Prosperi, Christina Triantafyllidi

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REMINDER

Tonight, 16 January 2018, the T.M.C. Asser Institute’s International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, The Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict (HILAC) and the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law (KGF) will host a lecture to commemorate both the work and life of Prof. Frits Kalshoven, who passed away in September 2017.

The lecture will take place on 16 January 2018, at the Asser Institute (R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN, The Hague), from 19:00-21:00hrs.

There are a few seats left. For more information and to register, click here: http://www.asser.nl/education-events/events/?id=2994.

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut’s International Humanitarian and Criminal Law (IHCL) Platform,The Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict (HILAC) and the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law (KGF Leiden) will organise a lecture to commemorate both the work and life of Prof. Frits Kalshoven, who passed away on 6 September 2017 at the age of 93.

Please note that registration is only possible through the T.M.C. Asser's website at https://www.asser.academy/register/hilac16jan2018.aspx.

REMINDER

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the T.M.C. Asser Institute’s International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, The Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict (HILAC) and the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law (KGF) will host a lecture to commemorate both the work and life of Prof. Frits Kalshoven, who passed away in September 2017.

The lecture will take place on 16 January 2018, at the Asser Institute (R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN, The Hague), from 19:00-21:00hrs.

There are a few seats left. For more information and to register, click here: http://www.asser.nl/education-events/events/?id=2994.