Is the law of war suited to today’s conflicts? (AVLYST)


Røde Kors inviterer til Humanitært Forum

fredag 17. desember 2010, kl. 10:30

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: Røde Kors

Inngang: Gratis

OBS! Arrangementet er dessverre avlyst, fordi hovedtalerens fly ble kanselert.

The nature of conflict has changed dramatically since the Geneva Conventions – the pillar of international humanitarian law (IHL) – were adopted. Armed conflicts in today’s world are becoming more complex and demand a comprehensive humanitarian response.

Ensuring and demanding compliance with IHL by all parties to armed conflicts remains the best means of ensuring the civilians’ protection. The unacceptable level of civilian suffering occurring in conflicts all over the world indicates that the existing rules that provide protection need in some areas to be clarified or supplemented. In particular to situations of non-international armed conflicts and the plight of those detained and displaced.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has just completed a two-year study on the current state of international humanitarian law with a particular focus on non-international armed conflicts. Yves Daccord, Director-General of the ICRC, will at the seminar share some of the key conclusion from this study.



10.30 Børge Brende, Secretary General, Norwegian Red Cross
Opening Remarks

10.40 Yves Daccord, Director-General, ICRC
How to improve respect for law of war in today’s armed conflict?

11.00 Espen Barth Eide, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
How to enhance the protection of civilians in armed conflicts? 

11.20 Discussion

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