28 October 2021, 15:00-16:00
VOA, via Wikimedia Commons
This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan as it has rapidly evolved since early August 2021, the United States’ withdrawal, and the Taliban’s return to power.
In addition to analyzing the situation from the perspective of both public international law and international humanitarian law, panelists will touch upon issues pertaining to the chaotic evacuations of the many Afghans at risk under Taliban rule. The discussion will finally address the reaction(s) of the international community, specifically the United Nations system, to these events.
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.
In this online IHL Talk panelists aimed at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan as it has rapidly evolved since early August 2021, the United States’ withdrawal, and the Taliban’s return to power.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
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