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15 July 2019, 10:30-12:30

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The Protection of the Environment and Water Infrastructure during and after Armed Conflicts

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At the occasion of the International Law Seminar of the UN International Law Commission, the Platform for International Water Law of the Geneva Water Hub will discuss the protection of the environment and water infrastructurebefore and after armed conflict.

Chair

  • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva and Co-Director, Geneva Centerfor International Dispute Settlement; Member of the Global High-Level on Water and Peace, Geneva Water Hub

Welcome remarks

  • Marco Sassòli, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva and Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • The International Law Commission Draft Principles on the Protection of the Environment in Relationto Armed Conflicts – Marja Lehto, Special Rapporteur of the International Law Commission on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross Guidelines on the Protection of the Natural Environment in Situations of Armed Conflict – Helen Obregón ,Legal Advisor, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • The Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure- Mara Tignino, Reader andCoordinator, Platform for International Water Law/Geneva Water Hub, Faculty of Law and Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva.

Commentators

  • Dane Azaria, Associate Professor, Facultyof Laws, University College London.
  • Robert Kolb, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva.

Registration

Please register by sending an email to Ms Öykü Irmakkesen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by the 11th of July 2019 (6h00 pm).

 

 

Location

Uni Mail, room MS 150,40, bd. du Pont d’Arve, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15 - Stop Uni Mail