Customary International Humanitarian Law Webcast

marzo 25, 2011

Anuncio este webcast, en inglés, para los interesados en el derecho internacional humanitario. El webcast será el 14 de abril a las 15:00 horas de Europa central (duración: 60 minutes).

Legal experts will discuss the relevance of customary IHL in their work, how it is being applied in practice, and provide a perspective on the future of this body of law. They will examine a range of issues including: Does customary IHL make a difference for victims of armed conflict?  Who is bound by it? And how can it be enforced? How do non-governmental organizations or international courts and tribunals use customary IHL?  What is the methodology used to establish new rules of customary IHL?

The webcast will also highlight how customary rules of IHL and related practice can be accessed in the ICRC’s online database.

The webcast presenters will include:

Jean-Marie Henckaerts, ICRC Legal Advisor and co-author of the Customary IHL study, Geneva, Switzerland
Romaric Ferraro, ICRC Legal Advisor, Bogota, Colombia
James Ross, Legal and Policy Director, Human Rights Watch, New York, USA

They will be available to answer questions from participants. The questions can be sent in advance of the webcast.

Registration and submission of questions

To participate in the webcast and submit your questions, please register as from today by clicking onto: