KGF Research & Teaching Associate Nicholas Ortiz will speak at the European Career Day of the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University on Saturday, 25 May.
If you are aspiring a career in international law, you are warmly invited to hear from Nicholas about his experiences with the KGF and beyond.
The European Career Day provides you with the opportunity to meet representatives from governmental institutions, law firms, non-governmental organizations, companies and other outstanding personalities, which will share their experience with you, their personal path to their current occupation and foremost help you to be prepared for everything that you will face on the road to your goals.

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You are still invited to apply for our Summer School on 'IHL in Theory and Practice' – we are looking forward to welcoming you from 8 July to 12 July in the Hague, the international city of peace and justice!

We are happy to announce that we are co-organizing this HILAC lecture on the "The Conduct of Hostilities and International Humanitarian Law: Challenges of 21st Century Warfare", including contributions by Prof. Terry Gill, Leiden alumni Wieteke Theeuwen, and KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch!

Join us for our upcoming IHL summer school, which is taking place from 8 to 12 July 2019, and which we are organising in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. Deadline for applications is 1 May 2019. If you are interested in a deep insight into "IHL in Theory in Practice", please check out the details at http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/summer-school/! 😊

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Etienne Kuster's article “Promoting the Teaching of IHL in Universities: Overview, Successes and Challenges of the ICRC’s Approach” refers to our IHL Clinic as an innovative paedagogic idea that “bridges an important gap between IHL theory and practice” and has “increased the quality of IHL teaching”. Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law School

It is expected that IHL Clinics will “continue flourishing worldwide with the support of the existing ones and the ICRC” – we are actively working towards that and we are very much looking forward to expanding the network of IHL Clinics!

Read the full article here: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/promoting-teaching-ihl-universities-overview-successes-and-challenges

Find out more about IHL Clinics by having a look at the article by KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch and Lotte Chevalier, LLM, on “The Educational Value of IHL Clinics” https://elibrary.bwv-verlag.de/article/99.105025/huv201803022501,
or visit our website at http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/ihl-clinic/!

Excited for the final season of Game of Thrones and wanting to learn more about the application of IHL? Check out this analysis by the Australian Red Cross on IHL violations by your favorite GoT characters!

Warmest congratulations to Dr. Yudan Tan for successfully defending her PhD on “The Rome Statute as Evidence of Customary International Law”, which was co-supervised by Prof. William Schabas and KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch. Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law School
For more information on the dissertation, please see: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2019/04/the-rome-statute-as-evidence-of-customary-international-law

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We are looking forward to tomorrow's PhD defence by Ms. Yudan Tan, LL.M., on the topic "The Rome Statute as Evidence of Customary International Law", which was co-supervised by Prof. William Schabas and KGF Director Dr. Robert Heinsch.

Everybody who is interested is invited to join us tomorrow at 10 am in the Academy Building of Leiden University, Rapenburg 73.

Emma Irving and Nicholas Ortiz share their observations on the use of social media content in their blog post “A New Window In? Social Media and the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory”, published on Opinio Juris.

Social media plays an increasing role in the pursuit of accountability for violations of international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law.

The UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory allows social media to act as a window into violent situations for the wider public, which represents another step towards developing an understanding of its use, value, and limitations in this field.