1. Chatham House Event: Protecting Civilians – When is ‘Incidental Harm’ Excessive? Geneva Launch. There have been large numbers of civilian deaths in the armed conflicts in Yemen and Syria. Is international humanitarian law being ignored? This meeting will take place on 14 December 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am, at the Graduate Institute, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland. This meeting coincides with the launch of a Chatham House research paper on the incidental harm side of the proportionality assessment which belligerents are legally required to make. The panel at the meeting will consider the types of harm that fall within the scope of proportionality assessments, what constitutes ‘excessive’ harm and measures that belligerents can take to give effect to the rule on proportionality. This event will be followed by a reception. See here for more information and to register.
2. iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School. The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are again hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students whose PhD thesis involves a strong focus on methods and interdisciplinary. The summer school will be hosted from 17 June – 21 June 2019 at iCourts, Karen Blixens Plads 16, DK-2300 Copenhagen S. The deadline for submission is 1 February 2019. See here and here for more information about the summer school 2019.