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Weapons Law and the Legal Review of Weapons

Event information

Time and Date

4 Dec 2017 - 8 Dec 2017

Participation

Upon invitation/ application only

Event format

Training/ course/ workshop

Language

English

Event fee

See event page

Description

LEARNING TO CONDUCT LEGAL REVIEWS OF WEAPONS

States have a legal obligation to ensure that the weapons that are newly developed, manufactured or produced for their own armed forces are compliant with international law. Therefore, all States should conduct legal reviews of weapons at various stages in their manufacture or procurement. These reviews should be carried out by experts with a good understanding of the relevant legal provisions. This course will provide lawyers, diplomats and other officials with the knowledge and skills required for that purpose.

The course has been running since 2011 and is funded by the Swiss Government. It is conducted in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Institute for Humanitarian Law (San Remo, Italy).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The five-day course is designed for lawyers, diplomats and other officials, either currently involved or likely to be involved in legal weapons reviews and/or other weapons-related issues. It does not assume any particular knowledge of, or previous experience in international law or the law of armed conflict.

EXPERTS

Dr William BoothbyFormer Air Commodore (1 star); Deputy Director, Legal Services, Royal Air Force, UK

Prof Dr Wolff Heintschel von HeineggChair of Public Law, Europa-Universität Viadrina

Contact

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugene-Rigot 2D
P.O. Box 1295
CH - 1211 Geneva 1

Tel. +41 22 730 96 00
Fax. +41 22 730 96 49

Email: info@gcsp.ch

Location

Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
Geneva
Switzerland
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