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11 April 2018, 12:30-14:00


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Rights, Faith and Fights - Legal Systems and Contemporary Conflicts


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International humanitarian law (IHL) is the body of law that sets limits to warfare and establishes rules for the treatment of all those involved. This UN Library Talk explores how political and faith considerations may affect the interpretation of the law, and how ‘faith’ and ‘rights’, far from being incompatible, could work together in creating better rights protection and better compliance with IHL.

This is the first in a series of talks on IHL designed by UN Library Geneva, in collaboration with the Geneva Academy, to explore the application of IHL in different socio-political contexts exposed to conflict.

A Discussion with

  • Ahmed Al-Dawoody , Legal Adviser for Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law, University of Geneva
  • Ibrahim Salama, Chief, Treaty Bodies Branch, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


  • Kamelia Kemileva , Executive Manager, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights


For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory. Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 11 April 2018.