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Dublin, Ireland: International humanitarian law roundtable on sexual violence and conflict

04-03-2014 Event

12 March 2014, 6pm-7.30pm. This roundtable is organized by the Irish Red Cross as part of a series of informal monthly discussions on aspects of international humanitarian law. This month, the discussion will focus on sexual violence and conflict and how this issue is covered by IHL.

Event Info

Where: Irish Aid Volunteer and Information Centre, 27 – 31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

When: 12.03.2014, 18:00 - 19:30

The discussion will be facilitated by Sarah Cotton, Public Affairs and Communications Adviser for the ICRC Mission in the UK and Ireland.


Sarah will introduce the subject of sexual violence in conflict, how humanitarian law addresses this issue and how this differs from international human rights law. She will consider the importance and relevance of the law to humanitarian practitioners in the field. The discussion will go on to address the application of IHL to different perpetrators of abuse and investigate with the group other issues connected to sexual violence such as abortion for rape victims and the intersection between sexual abuse and other violence including trafficking and domestic violence.  

Attendance at the event is free but it is essential to register in advance as space is limited. This event is held under the Chatham House rule.


For more information, please contact:
Chloé Vilain
Email: cvilain@redcross.ie


The Irish Red Cross' monthly IHL roundtables serve as an informal space for academics, practitioners, students or others with an interest to engage in various aspects of international humanitarian law. For more information, visit the Irish Red Cross website