REMINDER: tomorrow is the deadline for our new IHL clinic project we will be working on during the spring term....

Malaysia has acceded to the International Criminal Court - ICC. A warm welcome!

Are you interested in International Humanitarian Law and are looking for an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this field? Are you motivated to conduct research for one of KGF’s cooperating partners over a period of three months? Are you a LL.M. student (adv.) in Public International Law at Leiden University?

Then join our upcoming IHL Clinic project!

Application deadline: Monday, 11 March, 10 am. For more information, see

We look back on a successful twelfth edition of the Frits Kalshoven Competition on International Humanitarian Law 2019 organized by Rode Kruis and Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen! This year's theme of the competition was the protection of the natural environment in armed conflicts.

In the final, the teams of Leiden Law School and Universiteit Gent faced each other, and Leiden LLM students Eva Houtave, Philippe Jacques and Sai Sathya won the competition, the prize for the role plays, and the title of best advocate was awarded to Sai Sathya.

Proud of Leiden University's team - coached by Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law's Ms. Sofia Poulopoulou - we are looking forward to next year's competition! Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

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We are proud of our team at the Frits Kalshoven IHL Competition! Leiden LL.M. students Eva Houtave, Philippe Jacques and Sai Sathya, coached by our own Ms. Sofia Poulopoulou, won the competition, the role plays, and Sai was awarded best oralist award! Seeing our team in the finals for the third year in a row, we are proud to celebrate the first place this year. Congratulations to the other finalists from Universiteit Gent! Rode Kruis, Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School

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KGF director Prof. Robert Heinsch, together with Dr. Emma Irving and Nicholas Ortiz, informing interested students about our upcoming IHL Clinic project for the Spring semester 2019 on digital technologies and accountability for atrocities.

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A new blogpost was published today by our PhD Fellow Sofia Poulopoulou on EJIL:Talk!, the blog of the European Journal of International Law. In this blog post, Sofia provides an overview of the recent developments in the consultation process aimed at strengthening compliance with IHL and discusses the ability of the existing compliance mechanisms under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I to monitor compliance with IHL.

Yesterday we said good-bye to our Guest Researcher Daniel Møgster and were surprised by beautiful good-bye presents from our current IHL Clinic students: KGF T-Shirts for everyone! Amazing idea! And although we are sad to see Daniel leave, we are happy to see that the KGF/IHL family is getting bigger by the minute. Thanks everyone!

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REMINDER: We are looking for a recent LL.M. graduate or Ph.D. candidate with a strong knowledge of international humanitarian law, human rights law, or international criminal law to join our team as guest researcher. Deadline for applications is tomorrow, 31 January!

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