Event information

11 November 2020, 18:00-19:30

Thinking out of the (Tool)Box: Promoting Implementation of and Respect for International Humanitarian Law

IHL Talks

Mali,  Gao region, Ansongo cercle, Fafa. ICRC dissemination session about international humanitarian law for the army of Mali. Mali,  Gao region, Ansongo cercle, Fafa. ICRC dissemination session about international humanitarian law for the army of Mali.

It goes without saying that, while its conventional and customary rules remain as relevant as ever to protect those affected by armed conflict, implementation of and respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) continues to be a critical challenge.

This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on the various ways of promoting respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law. In addition to tackling theoretical questions on the scope of common article 1 to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, the discussion will also touch upon states’ engagement, while seating on the Security Council or by voluntarily reporting on the implementation of IHL.

Moderator

  • Emilie Max, Researcher, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Jann Kleffner, Professor of International Law, Swedish Defence University and Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria
  • Tine Mørch Smith, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Valériane Michel, Head of the section on international humanitarian law and international criminal justice, Directorate of International Law, Swiss FDFA

Online

This IHL Talk will take place online on the platform Zoom.

To follow it, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Asking Questions to Panelists

Please use the Zoom chat function to ask your questions, the moderator will make a selection of questions at the end of the presentations. There will be no possibility to interact by webcam and microphone in order to avoid connection issues.

About IHL Talks

The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.

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