China: Updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention launched at the CUPL

  • Experts from the ICRC and CUPL took a group photo before the panel. They are (from left to right): Associate Prof. Li Qiang (CUPL), Prof. Xiao Fengcheng (CUPL), Dr. Jean-Marie Henckaerts (Legal advisor of the ICRC), Prof. Kong Qingjiang (Dean of the International Law school, CUPL), Mr. Larry Maybee (Regional legal advisor of the ICRC) and Associate Prof. Zhu Lijiang (CUPL).
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  • Prof. Kong Qingjiang, Dean of the International Law school, gives welcoming remarks.
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  • Associate Prof. Zhu Lijiang from the CUPL chairs the panel.
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  • Dr. Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Legal Adviser and Head of Commentaries Update Unit of the ICRC, delivers keynote speech on the panel.
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  • Students from various universities and people interested in the IHL gather for the book launch.
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  • Prof. Xiao Fengcheng from the Military Law Research Center of CUPL, one of the peer-reviewers to the Updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention, makes comments at the panel.
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  • Dr. Li Qiang, associate professor of the Military Law Research Center of CUPL, comments on the Updated Commentary.
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  • A student from the CUPL raises a question to Dr. Jean-Marie Henckaerts.
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  • A participant asks a question to the speaker.
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18 May 2017

The Updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention was launched at the China University of Political Science and Law on May 17th. The book launch, co-organized by the ICRC and International law school of the CUPL drew dozens of participants who had discussions with experts on the spot. Dr. Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Head of Commentaries Update Unit of the ICRC, presented an overview of the methodology and process of updating the Commentary on the First Geneva Convention relating to the protection of the wounded and sick in the armed forces. He also summarize the main evolutions in the interpretation of the treaty norms reflected in the updated Commentary.

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