Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: The obligation to “Ensure Respect” for IHL; The Debate Continues

Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: The obligation to “Ensure Respect” for IHL; The Debate Continues

In the first installment of our Transatlantic Dialogue Series, Marten Zwanenburg discusses ensuring respect for IHL. Mr. Zwanenburg is the Legal Counsel at the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, any other part of the Government of the Netherlands or ICRC or the other blogs taking part in this series.

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Changing the narrative on IHL (A Live-Streamed Event)

Changing the narrative on IHL (A Live-Streamed Event)

On September 27, 2017 from 12 PM to 1:45 PM EST, a live-streamed expert panel at the Humanitarium will reflect on ways to reframe the narrative on IHL by focusing on contemporary examples of respect.  Based on the promotion of instances of respect, the panel will reflect on new approaches and initiatives to reaffirm the relevance and usefulness of IHL and improve respect for it.  The conference is part of the ICRC's Conference Cycle on Generating respect for the law and will be live-streamed here.

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Mélange du Mercredi: Generating Respect for the Law

Mélange du Mercredi: Generating Respect for the Law

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. As you may know, since 2014 the Law and Policy Department of ICRC has run an annual research and debate cycle around selected themes of the International Review with the aim of generating research, new ideas and new publications. The outcomes of the cycles are composed of a series of publications and multi-media resources. They form a wealth of up-to-date resources on the selected themes. This week we take a look at the Generating Respect for the Law cycle.

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Stopping War Crimes Before They Happen: Preventing Violations of the Law in Armed Conflict

Stopping War Crimes Before They Happen: Preventing Violations of the Law in Armed Conflict

The Berkeley Launch of The International Review of the Red Cross on "Generating Respect for the Law." A Panel Discussion Co-sponsored by the ICRC, American Red Cross, the American Society for International Law's Lieber Society, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society, and the Berkeley Human Rights Center.

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Livestream Event: Generating respect for IHL on the African Continent

Livestream Event: Generating respect for IHL on the African Continent

On August 10, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT+2)/5:00 AM to 7:00 AM (EST), the ICRC will livestream a panel discussion on generating respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) on the African continent. The panel will bring together both African and international speakers drawn from military, government and academic backgrounds who will share perspectives on mechanisms to promote respect for the law. 

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First of its Kind - March 30: Join us for the Release of the First Updated Commentary on the Geneva Conventions

First of its Kind - March 30: Join us for the Release of the First Updated Commentary on the Geneva Conventions

On March 30th, the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Delegation in Washington, DC invites you to join a panel discussing the release of the new Commentary to the First 1949 Geneva Convention.  This includes the much-awaited commentaries on the Common Articles One, Two and Three.

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