'Monitoring Patterns of Violence' is one of a series of twelve projects of the Engineering Humanitarian Action (EHA) initiative launched jointly by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The objective of this initiative is to make knowledge and technologies from both universities available where they are critically needed: in humanitarian crises.
The project unites experts from theory and application, political and computer science under one common goal: the development of an event coding schema and an event coding software to quantify patterns of violence in accordance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Uncovering patterns of violence will permit the ICRC to observe peaks of violence and of restraint, and interrogate the potential contributions the ICRC might have made to positive changes in behaviour through its dialogue on IHL compliance.
Join us for this hybrid event where Professor Gilles Carbonnier, Vice President of the ICRC, will introduce this research project that aims to expand the ICRC's understanding of patterns of violence. His introductory remarks will be followed by presentations by the experts involved in the research and a discussion with the audience, chaired by Balthasar Staehelin, Special Envoy, Foresight and Techplomacy at the ICRC.
International sign language interpretation and closed captions will be provided at this event
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