This conversation deals with non-state groups involved in armed conflicts who challenge international humanitarian law, and features examples from Afghanistan.
Julius Anderegg is Swiss Consul General.
Annyssa Bellal holds a Ph.D. in public international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and she is currently a senior researcher at the Geneva Academy of International law and Human Rights. She worked as a legal advisor for the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs within the Directorate of Public international law, where she dealt with human rights and counter-terrorism issues.
Her current research areas of interest focus on the problem of the ownership of international humanitarian norms by armed non state actors as well as the issue of immunity in the case of gross human rights violations.
Kirk Boyd is Executive Director of the 2048 Project at UC Berkeley School of Law. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from UC Santa Barbara, as well as a JD, LLM, and JSD from UC Berkeley.
He has been a litigator with Morrison & Forester and a partner in the firm Boyd, Huffman, Williams and Urla, litigating primarily civil rights and environmental law cases in courts of all levels, including the United States Supreme Court. Boyd has taught at UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley, including courses on International Human Rights, International Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and First Amendment.
Gilles Giacca is an expert in the field of economic and social rights within the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He prepares courses on economic and social rights for graduate students of international law and is himself writing his doctoral thesis on the implementation of economic, social, and cultural rights in armed conflict situations.
His fields of interest focus on collective security, post-conflict peacebuilding, human rights law, humanitarian law, and refugee law.