The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum is looking for 2 or 3 Guest Researchers for the period between February and July 2018. Start and end dates are flexible.

Guest Researchers contribute to research of the Forum and its IHL Clinic, but also have the possibility to conduct their own research.

Interested? Apply by sending your cv, motivation letter, and grades previously obtained during your studies to r.w.heinsch@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Fore more information, see: http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/vacancies/

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.

Prof. Kalshoven, one of the name-givers of the KGF, was an internationally renowned expert in the field of IHL. During his life, Prof. Kalshoven made major contributions to the development of IHL, including his doctoral thesis on belligerent reprisals and as an IHL expert during the negotiations of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions.

During the lecture, Dr. Robert Heinsch (Associate Professor at Leiden University and Director of the KGF) will speak on the work and life of Prof. Kalshoven. Prof. Liesbeth Zegveld (Professor of War Reparations at University of Amsterdam) will provide a more personal reflection on her cooperation with Prof. Kalshoven during their co-authoring of the book ‘Constraints on the Waging of War'. Prof. Christopher Greenwood (Judge at the International Court of Justice) will discuss belligerent reprisals and how the work of Prof. Kalshoven has influenced his field of law.

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.

For more information and to register, click here: http://www.asser.nl/education-events/events/?id=2994.

An eloquent explanation by Vincent Bernard of the ICRC's new database https://ihl-in-action.icrc.org/ which presents best practices of compliance with IHL... with humble contributions from the IHL Clinics at Leiden Law School, Emory Law School, IDC Herzliya and Roma Tre University.

Vincent Bernard

(for English please scroll down) Հաճախ ենք լսում, որ մարդասիրական իրավունքը չի գործում։ Արդյո՞ք այդպես է։ Կարմիր խաչի միջազգային գիտական ամսագրի գլխավոր խմբագիր Վինսեն Բեռնարը փաստում է հակառակը։ Նրա՝ «ՄՄԻ գործողության մեջ» նախագիծը հիշեցնում է, որ զինված ընդհարումների իրականությունն ավելի բազմաշերտ է, քան այն, ինչ հաճախ տեսնում ենք մեդիայում։ We often hear that the humanitarian law is not respected. Is it true? Vincent Bernard, editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross proves the opposite. His project "IHL in Action: Respect for the Law on the Battlefield" recalls that the reality of armed conflicts is more nuanced than what is generally reported in the media. #IHL

Geplaatst door International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia op dinsdag 5 december 2017

Tomorrow, 8 December, Forum member Dr. Giulia Pinzauti will host a Career Event for all Regular and Advanced Public International Law LL.M. students at Leiden University.

The invited speakers include several Leiden IHL Clinic alumni who are now practicing international law at international organisations or in their national jurisdictions or are writing their PhD in this area.

The programme is divided into three sessions: pursuing an academic career, practicing in your domestic jurisdiction and pursuing a career at an international organisation, court or tribunal. Students can choose which sessions they wish to attend.

The Career Event will take place from 15:00-18:30hrs at Room A1.44 of the KOG. We hope that many of you will attend!

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The new blog post of our ICRC colleagues Juliane Garcia & Vincent Bernard on "Changing the Narrative on IHL", including a presentation of our common IHL clinic project contributing to the ICRC database "IHL in Action", which you find here: ihl-in-action.icrc.org...

Here the brand new video on our annual summer school in international humanitarian law in The Hague...

International Humanitarian Law Summer School

Want to know more about our yearly Summer School on "International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice"? Hear about the programme from lecturers and from former participants sharing their experience in The Hague!This one-week intensive programme gives a broad overview of the laws of armed conflict through academic lectures as well as challenging exercises. The course is designed by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies / Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law and is organised in close cooperation with the Rode Kruis (Netherlands Red Cross).More information on http://summerschool.universiteitleiden.nl/courses/international-humanitarian-law-in-theory-and-practice #summercourses #summerschoolleiden

Geplaatst door Grotius Centre Summer Schools op woensdag 22 november 2017

On the 7th and final day of our IHL Clinic Exchange Conference, we visited the National War College in Washington, D.C., where our students participated in a War Game with military officers and legal advisors. It was an excellent opportunity to apply IHL to real-life scenarios and get an insight into the work of legal advisors. We returned home with many ideas to reflect upon.

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Days 4, 5 and 6 of our IHL clinic Exchange Conference: we arrived in Washington, D.C.; visited the US Holocaust Museum; heard presentations by colleagues from the military and the ICRC; and spent almost a whole day at the US Pentagon... all lot of information and discussions circulating around the application of IHL...

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Day 2 and 3 of our IHL clinic exchange conference at Emory Law School, bringing together IHL clinic students from Leiden, Atlanta and Herzliya and sharing their work and experiences...

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