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World Humanitarian Summit 2016: PHAP events on humanitarian assistance and protection themes

The World Humanitarian Summit, to take place in Istanbul in May 2016, is the first-ever humanitarian summit of this scale and scope. Its objective is to set a future agenda for humanitarian action to ensure improved responsiveness to the changing humanitarian landscape in terms of greater needs, more diverse actors, new technologies, and political and …

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

At 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 …

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Weapons Law and the Conduct of the Legal Review of Weapons Course

The Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) is now accepting applications for this year’s “Weapons Law and the Conduct of the Legal Review of Weapons Course”, which will be held at the GCSP in Geneva from 8 to 12 December 2014. This course is designed to provide lawyers, diplomats and other officials, either currently involved or …

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Programme Bruges Colloquium and more upcoming conferences on IHL

The (provisional) programme for the upcoming Bruges Colloquium on “Detention in Armed Conflict” (16-17 October 2014, see here for more information) is made available online. Day 1 has four sessions, includes the following two, which are specifically relevant for the readers of this blog: DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY IN NON-INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT Chairperson: Knut Dörmann, ICRC …

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Call for papers on Women, Peace and Security

On behalf of the United States Naval War College, the Chair of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Conference Series is sponsoring a Call for Papers in preparation for the third annual conference to be held in Newport on April 16 – 17, 2015. The conference theme is “Constructive Pathways: Stimulating and Safeguarding Components of Women, …

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2014 Bruges Colloquium on IHL on “Detention in Armed Conflict” (16-17 October 2014)

The 15th Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law, organised by the ICRC and the College of Europe, will this year take place on 16 and 17 October (normally the full day on Thursday and the first half of the Friday). A pre-announcement can be found here. This year’s topic is detention in times of armed …

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Humanitarian Response in Situations of Armed Conflict: Live online consultation

As an update to our post on 10 June 2014 advertising the upcoming PHAP events on humanitarian assistance, we now have a few more details regarding the event on 19th June 2014 which is on the theme of ‘Humanitarian Response in Situations of Armed Conflict’. The event will deal with regionally relevant issues such as …

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Live online consultations for World Humanitarian Summit on North and Southeast Asia

On 12 and 19 June, Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) will host two live online events, on two distinct themes, for the World Humanitarian Summit North and Southeast Asia regional consultations. These events will be an opportunity for participants to both get better acquainted with the regional consultation process, and to provide their …

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Various new ICRC sources

The purpose of this post is to draw your attention to a series of useful online lectures, updates, and new publications by the ICRC. * Last week, ICRC president Maurer gave a talk in London on the challenges the ICRC currently faces. The video, as well as the text, of his speech can be found …

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XXXVII Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law – “Conduct of hostilities: the practice, the law and the future”, Sanremo, 4-6 September 2014

If you’ve never attended the Sanremo Roundtable on international humanitarian law, make this year your first time. You won’t regret it. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Sanremo is the most fantastic location to enjoy three intensive days of international humanitarian law discussions with all the top experts in the field. The draft programme for this year has just …

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