13 March 2019 - 18 September 2019

From norms to action

One can feel a sense of despair in observing unrestrained violence and atrocities during armed conflicts. International humanitarian law (IHL) is indeed often violated, however instances of respect for the law do exist, as do solutions and success stories which turn norms into action, and help protect people in war. The 2019 Debate Cycle “From Norms to Action” aims at focusing the debate on how to create respect for IHL, highlighting the positive impact that compliance brings. Through conferences and events adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this cycle aims at opening a global dialogue while connecting audiences from around the world. Reaffirming the relevance of IHL, the cycle draws on legal and non-legal arguments, and builds upon ICRC research and the “success stories” on the ground showcasing respect for the law.

Upcoming events

Voices from the Field
Sep 18

Voices from the Field

Humanitarium

Join Switzerland and the ICRC to mark the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

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