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STUDENT AWARDS
17 September 2019

MASTERS GRADUATE WINS THE SANREMO NEW VOICES COMPETITION

Andrea Farrés Jiménez, a recent Master's graduate from the International Law department at the Graduate Institute, has won the Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law essay competition. As a prize, Andrea was invited to attend the Round Table in Sanremo (Italy) on "Wither the human in armed conflict? IHL implications of new technology in warfare" in 4-6 September 2019. Here, she presented her essay "The SKYNET Programme and the Principle of Distinction: Why we Should not let Artificial Intelligence Lead the Way?" and was able to publish her essay in the Conference proceedings.

"I was drafting the essay while writing my dissertation, and my supervisor, Paola Gaeta, gave me insightful feedback on my draft", said Ms Jiménez. "The whole experience was truly enriching."

The essay competition was launched by two leading institutions in the humanitarian field, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, in 2018 after the 42nd Round Table on Current Issues of International Humanitarian Law. The topic for the 2019 competition was IHL and the challenges related to cyber warfare; or Artificial intelligence in warfare.

Keywords: International Law, Masters Programmes, Paola Gaeta