In Conversation With: A Video Interview with the ICRC's Director for International Law & Policy

 

Intercross' Editor, Anna Nelson, recently sat down in DC for a discussion with the ICRC's Director for International Law and Policy, Helen Durham. They talk about a range of issues - from setting a longterm humanitarian agenda in a fast-changing world, to whether the Geneva Conventions are still relevant despite the challenges of modern-day warfare. Helen makes reference to a several documents and papers during the conversation, which we're listing below for ease-of-reference. Over the coming months, in the lead-up to the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, we'll be looking at some of the legal and policy changes facing humanitarian actors, as well as States, today.

 

Challenges Report from the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

IHL and the Challenges of contemporary armed conflicts - Intercross Series Introduction

The Montreux Document on Private Military and Security Companies

The principle of distinction between civilians and combatants