Event information

5 October 2016

Refugees and Migrants: Legal and Human Challenges

IHL Talks

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The refugee and migration crisis and its appalling human consequences have been qualified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as a ‘failure’ and a ‘moral collapse’.

For this first IHL Talk, co-organized with the Global Migration Centre, panelists will discuss how international organizations are dealing with the operational, legal and human challenges this unprecedented scale of movement of population across borders has created for the international community.

Welcoming Remarks

Dr Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Adviser on IHL and Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy

Moderation Heba Aly

Journalist and Director, IRIN

Panelists

Michele Klein-Solomon, Senior Advisor to the Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Vincent Chetail, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Director, Global Migration Centre

Madeline Garlick, Chief, Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

About IHL Talks

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

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