The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The University of Geneva
are pleased to invite you to a
“Health care in danger"
on Thursday 4 December 2014, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm (CET)
On the occasion of this webinar
, the ICRC will launch the online version of its reference publication on international humanitarian law (IHL) How Does Law Protect in War?
This online platform regroups a comprehensive IHL course outline, more than 350 case studies, and various pedagogical resources for professors. This webinar will gather students from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru), Université Laval (Canada), the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Switzerland), and the University of Nairobi (Kenya). The students will solve a case study pertaining to challenges to providing health care in armed conflict: the case of Yemen, together with a panel of experts.
Questions discussed by the students and panel will include the scope of the protection afforded to the wounded and the sick under IHL, protection of medical units and targeting of hospitals.
- Alexander Breitteger, Thematic Legal Advisor, ICRC
- Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, Legal Director, Médecins sans Frontières
- Ken Hume, DFID Country Representative Haiti, formerly in charge of dialogue with armed forces in the Middle East, ICRC
- Moderated by: Djemila Carron, University of Geneva
Click here to register to the event. You will then receive a link to follow the event online on December 4 and participate in the discussion.