Event information

15 June 2021, 14:00-15:30

Against the Clock: Covid-19 Vaccination Campaigns during Armed Conflict

IHL Talks

MSF medical mobile teams vaccinating Elderly people and frontline Healthcare workers in a nursing home in Tripoli. MSF medical mobile teams vaccinating Elderly people and frontline Healthcare workers in a nursing home in Tripoli.

This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on legal and policy considerations for, and practical challenges to, equitable access to vaccination within territories affected by armed conflict. In addition to defining the legal framework applicable to the provision of vaccines to populations living in an occupied territory, it will also touch upon armed non-state actors’ response to the pandemic and the establishment of vaccination centers in the territories they control. The discussion will finally address overarching considerations of humanitarian policy related to national vaccinations campaigns.

Moderator

  • Émilie Max, Researcher, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Charles Deutscher, Policy Adviser, Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Eitan Diamond, Desk Manager and Senior Legal Expert, Diakonia’s Jerusalem International Humanitarian Law Centre
  • Ximena Galvez Lima, Regional Legal and Policy Coordinator for Eurasia, Geneva Call

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Against the Clock: Covid-19 Vaccination Campaigns during Armed Conflict

This online IHL Talk discussed the legal and policy considerations for, and practical challenges to, equitable access to vaccination within territories affected by armed conflict.

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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