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Also included: Blog - Autonomous Weapons Systems: When is the right time to regulate? ; Call for applications - 2020 Jean Pictet Competition
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ICRC Humanitarian Law and Policy Blog: Autonomous Weapons Systems: When is the right time to regulate? A Screening Obscuration Module (SOM) attached to a Utility Task Vehicle is autonomously activated. Credit: US Marine Corps. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement

Blog: Autonomous Weapons Systems - When is the right time to regulate?

The growing debate around the use of autonomous weapons systems sees those in favour of controlling the application and spread of AWS often promoting pre-emptive regulation designed to legally restrict or prohibit activity. But when is the right time to regulate new weapon systems? In this latest blog Neil C. Renic, Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, explores the debate around AWS regulation.

Intercross - the Podcast: The Cost of Doing Nothing: Climate and Conflict

Podcast: The Cost of Doing Nothing - Climate and Conflict

How are climate and conflict risk linked? On this episode of Intercross the Podcast, Julie Arrighi, the Urban Manager and ICRC Partnership Lead at the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre discusses climate-related happenings at the 2019 UN General Assembly week, and the main themes and takeaways from the ongoing Climate Risk, Conflict, and Resilience global policy roundtable series hosted by the ICRC, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and Overseas Development Institute.


Upcoming events/courses/conferences


War and Peace

Humankind has forever thought about, justified, led, glorified or prepared for war. At the same time, humanity's efforts have continuously sought to limit war's worst violations, condemn its desolation and conceive of, or work towards a more just and peaceful world. The War and Peace exhibition is devoted to the timeless realities of war and peace.

This exhibition is part of a collaboration between the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Martin Bodmer Foundation and the ICRC to bring three exhibitions to the city of Geneva.

Martin Bodmer Foundation, Geneva
5 October 2019 - 1 March 2020


Exhibition: 100 Years of Multilateralism in Geneva

Presenting unique documents coming from the UN archives, the exhibition explores the evolution of the multilateral system since the creation of the League of Nations to the work of the UN today. It outlines the contours of multilateralism and highlights the exceptional role that Geneva plays on the international level, while revealing some of the little-known aspects of multilateral diplomacy.

United Nations Geneva Museum (see here for full details of access)
8 October 2019 - 30 April 2020


150 Years of the International Review of the Red Cross

Join the ICRC for the opening event of the special exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the International Review of the Red Cross. This exhibition highlights the role of the journal in disseminating progress in international law related to armed conflict, and innovation in humanitarian response over the past 150 years.

Humanitarium, Geneva

Applications are now open for the 2020 Jean Pictet Competition launched

Call for applications: 2020 Jean Pictet Competition launched

The 33rd edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition will take place from 22-29 February 2020 in Denpasar, Indonesia. This edition, open to both Francophone and Anglophone teams, will be followed by an Anglophone edition from 7-14 March 2020 in the same location. Open to legal students worldwide, interested parties should apply by 8 November.

Yerevan International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law

Call for applications: Young Researchers on IHL Conference

The Russian-Armenian University in cooperation with the Delegation of the ICRC in Armenia is pleased to announce the 12th International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law, to be held from 21-23 November in Yerevan, Armenia. Researchers meeting the criteria are invited to submit an application by 20 October.

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