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2 May 2019, 12:30-14:00
Register start 8 April 2019
Register end 1 May 2019

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Starvation and Armed Conflicts

IHL Talks

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This IHL Talk, co-organized with the International Bar Association's War Crimes Committee and the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security will examine the prohibition of starvation under both international humanitarian law and international criminal law. It will also address the humanitarian consequences of starvation in contemporary situations of armed conflict.

Moderation

  • Federica D'Alessandra, Executive Director, Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security and Co-Chair, IBA War Crimes Committee

Panelists

  • Charles Garraway, Fellow, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
  • Brian Lander, Deputy Director, World Food Programme
  • Matthias Lanz, Deputy Head of Section, Directorate of International Law, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

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About the 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.

Using Starvation as a Method of Warfare and the Harmonization of War Crimes under the Rome Statute

Out Research Brief Harmonizing War Crimes Under the Rome Statute discusses the need to harmonize the list of war crimes that can be committed in international armed conflicts with those that can be committed in non-international armed conflicts, including using starvation as a method of warfare.

Video

Starvation and Armed Conflicts

Watch the video and listen to the panelists who examined the prohibition of starvation under both IHL and ICL and also address starvation's humanitarian consequences.

 

 

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac

Access for People with Disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch

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