Fighting violations of humanitarian law

19 March 2014

Former ICRC director of operations Pierre Krähenbühl talks about the discussions that took place following 9/11 between the ICRC and various governments, including that of the USA, on the relevance of the Geneva Conventions and on how governments could reconcile their security concerns with their legal obligations. He also explains the challenges the ICRC faces in setting up a constructive dialogue with parties to a conflict in order to change their behaviour and ensure better compliance with the law.