On 16 March 2020, Dr. Robert Heinsch and Dr. Giulia Pinzauti with the support of a group of five IHL Clinic students, submitted their observations in the Situation in the State of Palestine to the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court as amici curiae. The observations elaborate on (1) the status of the State of Palestine within the legal regime of the Rome Statute; (2) the relevance of the law of occupation in determining Palestine's statehood; and (3) the scope of the Court's territorial jurisdiction in respect of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The full text of the amicus submission is available at: https://www.icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/CR2020_01084.PDF

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Dear all, on behalf of all the KFG members, we hope that you and your loved ones are well and healthy during these challenging times. The KGF also had to adjust to the new circumstances and switched to remote working, so we are continuing our usual activities just in a new setting. For example, we recently held our first online Common Seminar Session with the IHL Clinic students. The students presented their key findings on the projects they had been working on for the past weeks and engaged in different IHL-related discussions with their colleagues and supervisors.
Also, as many people are now exploring online learning opportunities, it can be a great time to complete our course on 'IHL in Theory and Practice', which gives you a deep insight into the rules that govern armed conflict and their practical application on real-life examples. This course is free to participate in and has an option of getting a verified certificate (for a small fee). Sign up today and join other 17,677 students! #learningneverstops

https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-humanitarian-law

Stay safe and healthy!

Sending our very best wishes,
KGF members

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We are proud to announce that KGF member Dr. Emma Irving recently published her monograph 'Multi-Actor Human Rights Protection at the International Criminal Court'. Congratulations!!

The book explores the involvement of the ICC, ICC States Parties, and the ICC host State into the protection of individuals - witnesses and accused. Potential problems in human rights protection are pointed out and and ways to mitigate these problems are proposed. A must-read for policy-makers, practitioners and scholars alike! Leiden Law School Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Find out about our recent activities regarding our IHLClinic, training sessions, dissemination activities, publications and other announcements!

👉 Check out our latest newsletter! https://mailchi.mp/e1ed47f4ced8/kgf-newsletter-march-2020

In her most recent publications, KGF PhD fellow Sofia Poulopoulou reviews the monitoring of IHL compliance in non-international armed conflict, arguing for a complementary approach. Leiden Law School, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

You can read the two-piece publication on 'Armed Groups and International Law':
https://armedgroups-internationallaw.org/2020/03/17/monitoring-ihl-compliance-during-non-international-armed-conflicts-the-need-for-a-complementary-approach-part-i/
and
https://armedgroups-internationallaw.org/2020/03/18/monitoring-ihl-compliance-during-non-international-armed-conflicts-the-need-for-a-complementary-approach-part-ii/

On 14 February, KGF PhD fellow Sofia Poulopoulou presented her paper ‘Implementing the obligation to return illicitly exported cultural property to the authorities of an occupied territory: who bears the responsibility?’ at a conference on Law, Culture and Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). The conference was co-organized by BIICL, Coventry University and Brunel University London.

You can read an abstract of Sofia's paper here: https://www.biicl.org/documents/10261_abstracts_conference_2020.pdf Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law School

The artwork ‘Damage Control’ by Nathalie Bedel from Sweden, as well as ‘A Richochet of Hope’ by Crystal Charlie Yeung from Hong Kong have been awarded (shared) third places in the KGF art competition ‘Posters for Protected Persons’ – congratulations! 🎉

These submissions to our art competition on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions are also featured in our IHL calendar.

👉 View the calendar here, download it for free and hang it in your room or office today! http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/calendars-2020/

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Second place in our art competition ‘Posters for Protected Persons’, which the KGF hosted on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, went to Mirna Noaman from Egypt – congratulations!

The artwork is titled ‘The Rules of War in Islam’ and depicts IHL rules through Quraanic verses. The inscription reads: ‘He who separates a mother from her children shall be separated from his beloved ones on the day of Judgement.’

This artwork and eleven more submissions to our art competition can be found in our brand-new IHL CALENDAR!!

👉 Check out the calendar on our website, download it for free, and hang it in your room or office today!
http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/calendars-2020/
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We are delighted to announce the winner of the art competition ‘Posters for Protected Persons’, which the KGF hosted on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions!

Mais Masadeh from Jordan submitted her artwork titled ‘The Geneva Convention and the Protection of Persons in Armed Conflict’, which was judged to be the winner of the competition – congratulations!!

Winning and outstanding submissions to our art competition are also featured in our IHL CALENDAR: View the calendar here, download it for free and hang it in your room or office today! http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/calendars-2020/

To see all winning and outstanding submissions, visit our website at http://kalshovengieskesforum.com/art-competition/ #IHL Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Leiden Law School

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