Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Returning in a new format for 2023.

  • Thu 26 Oct 23

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Online

  • Event type


  • Event organiser

    Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub

  • Contact details

    Law and HRC Events and Communications Team

The Conflict and Crisis Hub at the University of Essex and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law are pleased to announce a new format for their annual joint conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict.

The conference has three objectives:

  • To provide a space for debate and discussion on current issues in armed conflict under international law, with a broad spectrum of topics including international humanitarian law (IHL), international refugee law, international criminal law (ICL), and transitional justice.
  • To offer a space for early career researchers to present their work and receive feedback from established international experts.
  • To foster and develop the global community of humanitarian law scholars, through an online platform promoting inclusivity and diversity of voices.

The conference will take place online. Each panel will be chaired by an expert from the conference board, who will provide feedback on the presentations and will guide the discussion. The final session will be devoted to a moderated open discussion among all participants of the day, providing further opportunities to debate additional issues and develop connections among participants for future collaboration.


You can download the final programme here (includes bios).


Please register here for the event, which will be held on Zoom.

About CIAC

This annual conference – co-organized with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law – provides a space for experts and practitioners, diplomats, academics, young scholars and civil society representatives to discuss contemporary legal issues in armed conflict.