San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
UnCivil Wars: Laws of International Armed Conflict When it is Not International
All wars challenge our humanity. International Humanitarian Law (IHL) aims to preserve a measure of humanity amidst conflict, but when the first IHL treaties were adopted, the laws developed largely governed international armed conflicts (wars between two or more states). The majority of conflicts today are non-international armed conflicts (civil wars). What laws project women, children, detainees in these contexts? Come explore legal justice in the most challenging contexts on earth with legal and professional experts at our tenth annual IHL Conference.
- Catherine Gribbin, Senior Legal Advisor, Canadian Red Cross
- Valerie Oosterveld, Associate Dean, Western University Faculty of Law
- Representative from the Canadian Forces
- Andrea Harrison, Deputy Legal Advisor, ICRC Washington
- Linda Dale, Executive Director, Children/Youth as Peacebuilders
Target audience is accessable to both community and law types, with a focus on Law of Armed Conflict.
The event is FREE and open to all.
12noon - Registration and coffee before event 12:30 pm - Conference starts - Opening remarks from Dean Brooks
12:40 pm - Catherine Gribbin, Canadian Red Cross - introduction to IHL
1:00 pm - Keynote from Valerie Oosterveld: how IHL addresses sexual violence in armed conflict and how this has been interpreted in jurisprudence by international criminal tribunals such as the the Special Court for Sierra Leone
2:00 pm - Break
2:15 pm - Panel Discussion with moderated questions
2:50 pm - Panel Discussion opens to audience questions
3:20 pm - Thank attendees
3:30 pm - Retire for drinks and refreshments
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Kalina McCaul, Canadian Red Cross, Kalina.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, we just need to know how many people are coming for seating and refreshments. In case of updates to the times, and other such last minute details we might send out, you are responsible for passing the information on to the person you are transfering your registration to.
When & Where
Red Cross, JERILS, SALSA
A collaboration between the Red Cross, John E. Reid International Law Society (JERILS), and the Social Activist Law Students Association (SALSA)