University of Glasgow • Professor of International Law and Security

Robin Geiß is Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow. A former Legal Adviser of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and ICRC delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Robin Geiß is currently director of the “Security Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”-project at the Collaborative Research Centre 700 in Berlin, editor of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, and Rapporteur of the International Law Association’s (ILA) Study Group on the law applicable to the conduct of hostilities. He was a member of the international group of experts that, under the auspices of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, drafted the “Tallinn Manual” on international law applicable to cyber-warfare. Prof. Geiß’ areas of expertise include the use of force, the laws of armed conflict and new (military) technologies.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Geiß has advised international organizations and states, inter alia, in proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and on matters pertaining to new (military) technologies and cyber security. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Protestant Church’s project regarding just peace, the Lieber Prize Committee of the American Society of International Law and the German National Committee on International Humanitarian Law.


The Global Conference on Space and the Information Society 2016

6-7 June 2016

Geneva, Switzerland