Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Please join the Human Rights Centre and the School of Law at the University of Essex and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights on Friday 29 June for the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference.

Issues that will be discussed include 'Is the Global System for Accountability Working?', 'Reparations and Justice from the Perspective of Victims', 'The Qualification of Armed Conflict: Armed Gangs and Organised Crime' and 'Emerging Military Technologies'.

Expert panels with leading academics and practitioners will address the above-mentioned topics. To foster interactions and debate among participants, speakers will provide different /complementary perspectives and leave space for interactions with the public.

To end the conference the evening will commence from 5.45pm, with welcome and introductions from the University of Essex a keynote speech on 'Ntaganda: Re-Alignment of a Paradigm' from Patricia Sellers, Special Advisor for Gender to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Visiting Fellow Kellogg College, University of Oxford and Senior Research Fellow, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley. 

A drinks reception will follow from 7.00pm - 7.45pm.


Download the detailed programme (*pdf).

How to register

  • For external guests and alumni please email lawhrcevents@essex.ac.uk to reserve your place.
  • If you are a current student or staff member of the University please book your ticket via Eventbrite, we have a limited number places with free coach travel provided.

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