14 February 2020, 12:00-14:00
Register start 29 January 2020
Register end 13 February 2020
In spite of great personal risk – and perhaps especially so in situations of armed conflict - local human rights defenders are the first to investigate and expose violations of international law committed by those in power. Their work is often instrumental in convincing international NGOs to take up a cause, but can also be essential in triggering criminal prosecutions either before the International Criminal Court or on the basis of universal jurisdiction. However, in a context of increasing fragmentation of the warring parties, disinformation, and limited access to conflict zones, how do ones credibly document serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the fog of warfare?
Organized in cooperation with the Martin Ennals Foundation, this IHL Talk aims at shining a light on the contribution that the courageous work of human rights defenders makes to efforts towards achieving accountability.
The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
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Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
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