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Cyber warfare: The next challenge for humanitarianism?

17-12-2012 Event

Cyber space – has the battlefield gone global? Are cyber warfare and its effects covered by international humanitarian law? How should assistance and protection work be organized? Are humanitarian actors ready?

Event Info

Where: Grand Palais, Paris

When: 18.12.2012

This, the 19th debate hosted by the ICRC delegation in France, will be held in the Grand Palais, Paris.

The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will be streamed live (in French only) on the Facebook page of the delegation’s blog ("L'humanitaire dans tous ses Etats").

Participating in the debate will be: Nicolas Arpagian, scientific director of the digital security course at France's National Higher Education Institute of Security and Justice; Lieutenant-Colonel Nathalie Durhin, head of the office for the law of armed conflict, directorate for legal affairs, at the French Ministry of Defence; and Yves Sandoz, from the International Committee of the Red Cross. They will address several questions, including: Cyber space – has the battlefield gone global? Are cyber warfare and its effects covered by international humanitarian law? How should assistance and protection work be organized? Are humanitarian actors ready?

You don’t need to subscribe to Facebook to watch the debate. We will post a link to the live stream on the morning of 18 December on L'humanitaire dans tous ses Etats.