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14 May 2019, 18:30-20:00
Register start 2 May 2019
Register end 13 May 2019

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Integrating IHL into Military Operations and Ethos: An ICRC Perspective

Military Briefings

AV-8B Harrier jets with Marine Attack Squadron 311 fly over Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 10, 2013 AV-8B Harrier jets with Marine Attack Squadron 311 fly over Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 10, 2013

In this Military Briefing, panelists will share insights on the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) dialogue with arms carriers (state armed forces and armed groups) aimed at enhancing the integration of international humanitarian law (IHL) into doctrine, training, education, sanctions, but also ethos.

In light of the recently published ICRC's Roots of Restraint in War report, they will reflect, with the audience, on how the law can be linked to social norms and values in order to influence the behaviour of soldiers and fighters.

Moderator

  • Marco Sassòli, Director, Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law, University of Geneva

Panelists

  • Kenneth Hume, Head of Unit for Relations with the Arms Carriers, ICRC
  • Fiona Terry, Head of the Centre for Operational Research and Experience, ICRC, and co-author of the Roots of Restraint in War study.

Audience and Registration

This Military Briefing is primarily open to Geneva Academy’s students, who will be prioritized in the allocation of seats. External participants are also welcome provided there remains adequate seating.

All interested participants need to register to attend this event via this online form.

About Military Briefings

Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.

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