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On 28 July 2020, Diakonia Lebanon Resource Desk for International Humanitarian Law hosted an online expert panel talk: Cross-border relief operations into Syria – legal and operational aspects. This was the first public expert debate to address cross-border and cross-line humanitarian action in Syria since 2012 with a view to contributing to the international humanitarian community’s informed decision-making and operational policies that comply with international legal standards, while honouring the imperative to help millions of Syrian civilians to remain alive and in dignity.
Speakers: Professor Michael Bothe Professor of Public Law, Goethe University Frankfurt; Ms. Misty Buswell Regional Policy, Advocacy and Communication Director, International Rescue Committee; Ms. Emanuela-Chiara Gillard Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict; Ms. Rachel Sider Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Norwegian Refugee Council. Moderator: Dr. Jelena Plamenac Manager of Lebanon Resource Desk for IHL, Diakonia.