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27 April 2018, 12:30-14:00

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Cash transfer programming in emergencies: implications for protection, rights and International Humanitarian Law

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Tana Delta region, Kipao village. Haduko benefits of a cash assistance programme of the ICRC for people affected by the drought. The assistance is sent through a mobile money service, and the receiver then makes a cash withdrawal from a mobile money vendo Tana Delta region, Kipao village. Haduko benefits of a cash assistance programme of the ICRC for people affected by the drought. The assistance is sent through a mobile money service, and the receiver then makes a cash withdrawal from a mobile money vendo

This IHL Talk will discuss the key principles which underpin the selection of cash as the means of assistance and how it aligns with core principles of international human rights and humanitarian law. An overview of cash assistance modalities, considerations and implentations will be addressed, as well as the underlying key legal issues which arise in delivering cash assistance.

Introduction

  • Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Journalist and Vice-President of the Swiss Press Club

Panelists

  • Philomena Cleobury, Legal Officer, (Legal Focal point on Global Cash Operations), UNHCR Legal Affairs Service
  • Geoff Gilbert, Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Essex
  • Massimo Marelli, Head of Data Protection Office, ICRC

About IHL Talks

The IHL Talks are series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policy makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.

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Cash transfer programming in emergencies: implications for protection, rights and International Humanitarian Law

This IHL Talk discussed  the key principles underpinning the selection of cash as the means of assistance and how it aligns with core principles of international human rights and humanitarian law.

 

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

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Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac

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