29 September 2015 09:00 - 13:00

Australia: How is IHL relevant in modern humanitarian crises?

About the event

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are hosting a symposium on the relevance and application of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in modern humanitarian crises at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, on 29 September.

The symposium will include two panels comprised of academics, IHL practitioners and humanitarians, with keynote speaker Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, Legal Director, Médecins Sans Frontières, leading the discussion.

Other speakers include:

  • Beth Eggleston - Humanitarian Advisory Group
  • Robert Breen - Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Deakin University
  • Anne Sheehan - International Law and Security Branch, Attorney General's Department
  • David Letts - Australian Defence Force/Australian National University
  • Netta Goussac - International Committee of the Red Cross

Sub-themes of the symposium will include "IHL and the challenges of modern armed conflict" and "Encouraging respect for IHL: challenges and good practice". Each panel will be followed by an interactive Q+A, giving participants a chance to critically reflect upon IHL as it stands today.


What: Half-day IHL Symposium presented by MSF Australia and ICRC Australia

When: 29 September 2015, 9:00am-1:00pm

Where: National Library of Australia, Level 4, Conference Room, Parkes Place, Canberra

RSVP: chloe.watts@sydney.msf.org by 18 September 2015

Date & Time

29 September 2015 09:00 - 13:00

Venue address

National Library of Australia
Level 4 Conference Room, Parkes Place, Canberra