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11 March 2020, 18:00-19:30
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Register end 10 March 2020

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Which Role for International Humanitarian Law in the Face of Daily Operational Challenges?

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2016, Rural Damascus, Zabadani way. A joint ICRC, UN, Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy en route to Madaya. 2016, Rural Damascus, Zabadani way. A joint ICRC, UN, Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy en route to Madaya.

As both the former Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near-East (UNRWA) (2014-2019) and a former Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (2002-2014), Pierre Krahenbühl knows first-hand how to navigate operational challenges characterizing situations of armed conflict.

Drawing from his unique experience, he will share his thoughts on the role played by international humanitarian law as a legal framework in contributing to the daily work of international humanitarian organizations.

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  • Pierre Krahenbühl, Former Commissioner-General, UNRWA

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  • Marco Sassòli, Director, Geneva Academy

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Which Role for International Humanitarian Law in the Face of Daily Operational Challenges?

In this event, Pierre Krahenbühl, former Commissioner-General for the UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near-East (UNRWA) and former Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), discussed operational challenges characterizing situations of armed conflict.

 

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