Event information

18 October 2017, 12:30-14:00

International Humanitarian Law and Islamic Law: What are the Challenges for Humanitarian Practitioners?

IHL Talks

Coverpage of the Geneva Conventions and of a book on the Islamic Law of War Coverpage of the Geneva Conventions and of a book on the Islamic Law of War

What does Islamic law say about international humanitarian law (IHL) notably in relation to the protection of civilians, the prohibition against indiscriminate attacks, the protection of property or the treatment of prisoners of war? What are the challenges facing the application of certain classical Islamic rules on the use of force in modern armed conflicts? How to engage with Islamic armed non-state actors (ANSAs) on IHL?

 Moderator

  • James Kearney, Advocacy Director, Action on Armed Violence

Panelists

  • Ahmed Aldawoody, Legal Adviser (Islamic Law and Jurisprudence), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law and Research Fellow, Geneva Academy

 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.

Light Refreshments

Light refreshments will be provided

 

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