International Panel on the Future of IHL:
Challenges and Perspectives
July 16, 2008
3:15 p.m. EST
HPCR International, in cooperation with the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research and the International Committee of the Red Cross, is organizing an "International Panel on the Future of International Humanitarian Law" in the context of the upcoming Advanced Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy.
The panel discussion will be broadcast live on the web (audio/video) from Harvard University on July 16, 2008, at 3:15 p.m. EST via the Humanitarian Law and Policy Forum.
The event will review practical challenges facing humanitarian professionals in the implementation of IHL and draw a prospective analysis on its development. Panelists will include:
Mr. Antoine Bouvier, Legal Advisor, Delegate to Academic Circles, International Committee of the Red Cross
Mr. Claude Bruderlein, Director, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Dr. Knut Dörmann, Head of the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Co-director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Ms. Naz Modirzadeh, Senior Associate, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Ms. Daphna Shraga, Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel, United Nations
The panel will focus on the emerging challenges to, and continued relevance of, international law in the protection of civilians. Issues to be covered will include opportunities for the enforcement of humanitarian law, responsibilities of states and non-state actors, negotiation of humanitarian access, and the role of civil society in humanitarian protection.
Panelists will take questions and comments from humanitarian professionals from around the world. Online viewers are warmly invited to submit questions before or during the event to the moderator, Dr. Vincenzo Bollettino, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Forum on July 16 to join the live event. The panel will begin at 3:15 p.m. EST. To confirm the webcast time in your city, please see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.