Intercross the Podcast Episode #44 Innovating Integration: Sport, Diversity & Inclusion as Part of the Humanitarian Approach with Jess Markt

Intercross the Podcast Episode #44 Innovating Integration: Sport, Diversity & Inclusion as Part of the Humanitarian Approach with Jess Markt

In this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we sit down with ICRC’s Jess Markt, an American who coaches wheelchair basketball in war zones. At age 19, he suffered a spinal cord injury in college. Twenty one years later, he is bringing his experience and story to help others as ICRC’s first-ever Disability, Sport and Inclusion Advisor. In this conversation, we discuss his personal triumph over adversity  and how he brings that experience to the disabled in some of the world’s most dangerous contexts. From Afghanistan to South Sudan and Cambodia, Jess is using sport to help the disabled see themselves in a different light, and witnessing some radical societal transformations along the way. We talk about diversity, what that term really means, and how he’s using his role at ICRC to change the way that people, and humanitarian organizations, think about what it means to fully integrate diversity into their work. Hosted by Anna Nelson and Sara Owens.

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Intercross the Podcast Episode #40: Armed Forces & Armed Groups/How the Red Cross Works Around the World

Intercross the Podcast Episode #40: Armed Forces & Armed Groups/How the Red Cross Works Around the World

In this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we are joined by Martin Lacourt, ICRC in Washington’s Senior Armed Forces Delegate, and Koby Langley, Senior Vice President, Service to the Armed Forces and International Humanitarian Law for the American Red Cross. They discuss the work the Red Cross—both ICRC and National societies—does with military both domestically and globally. The American Red Cross has served more than 1 million military families since 9/11 including members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service. ICRC works to bridge the cultural divide between arms bearers and humanitarians through trainings and IHL dissemination. What are the different ways ICRC and national societies approach this work? What are the challenges of engaging with these audiences? How does neutrality play a role? And has the evolving technology of warfare changed the way the Red Cross works and the needs we serve? Hosted by Niki Clark.

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Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Wounded and Sick and the Proportionality Assessment

Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Wounded and Sick and the Proportionality Assessment

In the final installment of our Transatlantic Dialogue Series, Jann K. Kleffner discusses the wounded, sick and the proportionality assessment. Mr. Kleffner is Professor of International Law and Head of the Centre for International and Operational Law at the Swedish Defence University. His research is on public international law, with a special focus on the international law of military operations, including the law of armed conflict and peace operations, jus ad bellum, international criminal law, and human rights law.

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Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments

Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments

The fourth post in our joint blog series arising from the 2017 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments by Geoffrey Corn (South Texas College of Law) is now available over on Lawfare.

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Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: ICRC Commentary of Common Article 3; Some questions relating to organized armed groups and the applicability of IHL

Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: ICRC Commentary of Common Article 3; Some questions relating to organized armed groups and the applicability of IHL

The third post in our joint blog series arising from the 2017 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, ‘ICRC Commentary of Common Article 3: Some questions relating to organized armed groups and the applicability of IHL’’- by Annyssa Bellal (Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights) is now available over on EJIL:Talk!

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Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Common Article 3 and Linkages Between Non-State Armed Groups

Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Common Article 3 and Linkages Between Non-State Armed Groups

The second post in our joint blog series arising from the 2017 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, ‘Common Article 3 and Linkages Between Non-State Armed Groups’- by Ashley Deeks (University of Virginia School of Law) is now available over on Lawfare. Read a teaser here. 

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Intercross the Podcast: Episode #26 The Legal Frameworks of Self Defense in Armed Conflict with Erica Gaston

Intercross the Podcast: Episode #26 The Legal Frameworks of Self Defense in Armed Conflict with Erica Gaston

In this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we speak with Erica Gaston, an international lawyer and project manager at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, to discuss the legal aspects and humanitarian consequences of the use of self-defense in armed conflict. International humanitarian law addresses the rules for soldiers, armies and States, when they conduct offensive attacks, but it does not directly address the rules governing self-defense. So what are the limits on the use of force when individuals and units are defending themselves in combat situations? Hosted by Niki Clark and Andrea Harrison. 

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2016 Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict: A Joint Series

2016 Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict: A Joint Series

Throughout September, in coordination with our friends over at Lawfare and EJIL:Talk!, we’re following up on this summer’s 4th annual Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict (which took place in Oxford in July) with a joint blog series exploring a range of interesting issues relating to the conduct of hostilities – such as targeting “war sustaining” activities and the principle of proportionality, as well as issues related to detention in armed conflict, such as fair trial guarantees and administrative procedures. 

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