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Russian Federation: military and legal experts to discuss humanitarian problems

01-11-2011 News Release 11/223

Moscow (ICRC) - On 1-2 November 2011 the Moscow Region will host a round table on "Humanitarian problems and the legal framework regulating the use of force."

The event, organized by the secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will address such issues as trends and challenges in contemporary armed conflicts, international humanitarian law and terrorism, and the legal framework regulating the use of force in complex humanitarian situations.

The participants will include Nikolay Bordyuzha, secretary-general of the CSTO, Valery Semerikov, deputy secretary-general of the CSTO, representatives of member States of the CSTO, Yves Daccord, director-general of the ICRC (Geneva), Pascale Meige Wagner, the ICRC's head of operations for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Geneva), and Juan Luis Coderque Galligo, head of the ICRC regional delegation for the Russian Federation, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

"The round table will address issues of the law applicable to armed conflicts and other situations of violence," said Mr Coderque Galligo. "It will also touch upon the issues of cooperation between the armed forces and the civilian population affected by conflict, on one hand, and issues of interaction between weapon bearers and humanitarian organizations such as the ICRC, on the other."

The event will be held as part of the programme of cooperation between the CSTO secretariat and ICRC Moscow regional delegation.

For further information, please contact:

Vladimir Zaynetdinov, CSTO Moscow, tel: +7(495) 795 27 10 or +7 (495) 698 77 75
Monique Nanchen, ICRC Moscow, tel: +7 (495) 626 54 26 or +7 903 545 35 34


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Moscow, Russia. CSTO secretary general Nikolai Bordyuzha and ICRC director-general Yves Daccord. 

Moscow, Russia. CSTO secretary general Nikolai Bordyuzha and ICRC director-general Yves Daccord.
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Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Nikishin, Counsellor of the Department of Military Security of the CSTO Secretariat, with representatives of the ICRC. 

Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Nikishin, Counsellor of the Department of Military Security of the CSTO Secretariat, with representatives of the ICRC.
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Moscow, Russia. Joint CSTO/ICRC round-table discussion. 

Moscow, Russia. Joint CSTO/ICRC round-table discussion.
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