Law and Policy Events 7 December 2020 11:00 - 16:00

25 Years of seeing IHL home: The story of ICRC's Advisory Service

Video

Speakers & panellists

Cordula Droege
Moderator

Cordula Droege

Chief legal officer and Head of the legal division, ICRC

Helen Durham
Panellist

Helen Durham

Director of International Law and Policy, ICRC

Paul Berman
Panellist

Paul Berman

Former Director for External Relations, Council Legal Service of the European Union

Sicel’Mpilo Shange-Buthane
Panellist

Sicel’Mpilo Shange-Buthane

Director, Humanitarian Affairs Directorate, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Government of the Republic of South Africa

Faiyaz Murshid Kazi
Panellist

Faiyaz Murshid Kazi

Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to Belgium, Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union, Brussels

Farida Khamlichi
Panellist

Farida Khamlichi

President of the National Committee on International Humanitarian Law, Kingdom of Morocco

Carlos Hugo Avila
Panellist

Carlos Hugo Avila

Former Director of Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former ICRC legal adviser, Guatemala

Anne Quintin
Panellist

Anne Quintin

Head of the Advisory Service on IHL, ICRC

About the event

This webinar, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), will be held twice: on Monday 7 December 2020 at 11:00-12:30 CET and 14:30-16:00 CET, to ensure broader participation across time zones.

To read this page in Arabic, please click here.

On 7 December 1995, the Members of the 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent gathered in Geneva where they adopted resolution 1, mandating the ICRC to "strengthen its capacity to provide advisory services to States, with their consent, in their efforts to implement and disseminate IHL". The Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law was born.

Exactly 25 years later, and one year after the adoption of the resolution "Bringing IHL Home" at the 33rd International Conference in December 2019, we take some time to reflect on - and celebrate - the work of the Advisory Service. In this webinar, an expert panel will share their perspectives on the achievements of the Advisory Service so far: drawing on lessons learned from the last quarter of a century, as well as looking at the future challenges that lay ahead.

Speakers will discuss:

  • The role of the Advisory Service and examples of collaboration between the Service and its primary beneficiaries;
  • Perspectives on the added value of collaborating with the Advisory Service;
  • Raising the profile of the "Bringing IHL Home" resolution and its implementation;
  • Taking a moment to thank ICRC staff past and present, and States that have partnered with the Advisory Service, for their contribution towards promoting the advancement of domestic implementation of IHL;
  • Sharing and promoting Advisory Service resources.

 

Logistics and registration

When: Monday 7 December 2020, at 11:00-12:30 CET and 14:30-16:00 CET.
Where: This webinar will take place on Zoom. 

To register, please use one of the links below:
First session running 11:00-12:30 CET
Second session running 14:30-16:00 CET

Once you have registered, you will receive a link with a personal ID and password. 

 

Interpretation

Both webinars will have simultaneous translations in English, French, Spanish and Arabic (for Arabic, please click on the German link).

 

Using Zoom: tips for online facilitation

This event will be held online on the platform Zoom. If you are using a computer, smartphone or tablet app and do not have a Zoom account, or if you are not logged in, your preferred connection method should be with the ID and password received in your confirmation email. You will be given two options: to join the meeting "from browser" or to download the app. We strongly encourage participants to join the discussion from your internet browser. This method is compulsory for ICRC staff.


We kindly ask you to connect 15 minutes before the start of the meeting to check your settings and adjust them if necessary. You will be placed in a "waiting room" for a few minutes and will be manually admitted in the virtual conference room.


Alternatively, you can dial-in using your phone. You can find your local number here: https://zoom.us/u/aj3P4To1J. You will need the meeting ID and password which you will find in your registration confirmation email. For more details on how to use Zoom, please visit this page

 

Contact

If you have questions about this event, please contact us at gva_advisoryservice@icrc.org

 

 

Date & Time

7 December 2020 11:00 - 16:00

Venue address

Online