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Changing the Narrative on IHL

  • ICRC Humanitarium 17 Avenue de la Paix Genève, GE, 1202 Switzerland (map)
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sud Kivu, Shabunda town. Seven former child soldiers are reunited with their families / ICRC

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sud Kivu, Shabunda town. Seven former child soldiers are reunited with their families / ICRC

The ICRC is convening a live-streamed panel of experts at the Humanitarium to discuss how to change the narrative on IHL, by thinking of new ways of talking about IHL. 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 event is part of ICRC's Conference Cycle on Generating respect for the law

On this occasion, the ICRC will launch the "IHL in Action: Respect for the Law on the Battlefield" database, which compiles real life instances of compliance with the law. The project is designed to provide some factual evidence that helps reframe the perception of IHL being an ineffective set of rules, by showcasing situations in which the law is actually respected.

Event Details

  • Date: September 27, 2017

  • When: 12:00 - 1:30 PM (EST), 18:00 - 19:30 (in GVA)

  • Where: ICRC Humanitarium

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LIVESTREAM HERE