Livestreaming of lecture by President of ICRC, Peter Maurer on Humanitarian Diplomacy and Principled Humanitarian Action

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Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

Humanitarian AssistanceAt 6.30-8pm on Thursday 2nd October 2014, President of the ICRC, Peter Maurer will speak on ‘Humanitarian Diplomacy and Principled Humanitarian Action’ at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

The lecture will look at how the evolving global environment in which humanitarian actors operate is posing profound challenges both in terms of complexity of major crises and their impact on affected people. It will consider how the ICRC can address these challenges within this environment while remaining faithful to its humanitarian principles, notably, Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality and Independence.

With this lecture, the ICRC is inaugurating a series of conversations across the globe on the contemporary challenges to principles guiding humanitarian action, leading up to the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva in December 2015.

The event will be livestreamed and you can register here.

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