24 October 2018 18:00 - 19:30

Role of academia in promoting and developing IHL: Paul Reuter Prize Award Ceremony

International humanitarian law (IHL) is undoubtedly shaped by States and other armed actors. At the same time, numerous scholars, researchers and professors contribute their ideas on what the law is or should be. What role does academia play in promoting and developing IHL, and how should States and other arms carriers listen to what it has to say?

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Speakers & panellists

Anne Quintin
Moderator

Anne Quintin

Head of the Advisory Service on IHL, ICRC

Julia Grignon
Laureate

Julia Grignon

Professor at the law faculty, Laval University

Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne
Laureate

Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne

Associate Professor in public international law, University of Reading

François Bugnion
Speaker

François Bugnion

Former President of the Paul Reuter Fund Committee and member of the ICRC Assembly from 2010 until 2017

Robert Kolb
Speaker

Robert Kolb

Professor of public international law at the law faculty, University of Geneva

About the conference

International humanitarian law (IHL) is undoubtedly shaped by States and other armed actors. At the same time, numerous scholars, researchers and professors contribute their ideas on what the law is or should be. What role does academia play in promoting and developing IHL, and how should States and other arms carriers listen to what it has to say?

This year's Paul Reuter Prize Award Ceremony features a discussion with its two laureates, Julia Grignon and Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, on their respective works on temporal application of IHL and detention in non-international armed conflict. They will talk about how their contribution, as well as ideas within the academia generally, can influence and shape the law, and how to best link IHL research with practice.

The event is followed by a reception.

 

Background:

The Paul Reuter Fund was created in 1983 thanks to a donation made to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by the late Paul Reuter, Honorary Professor at the University of Paris and member of the Institut de droit international. The Fund's purpose is twofold: to contribute financially to an undertaking in the field of international humanitarian law (e.g. the publication of a book), and to finance the Paul Reuter Prize.

The Prize has been awarded ten times so far, to the following authors: Dr. Mohammed El Kouhène (1985), Dr. Heather A. Wilson (1988), Dr. Edward K. Kwakwa and Mr. Alejandro Valencia Villa (1991), Prof. Eric David (1994), Prof. Geoffrey Best and Major General A.P.V. Rogers (1997), Dr. Ilias Bantekas (2000), Prof. Ruth Abril Stoffels (2003), Dr. Marten Zwanenburg (2006), Dr. Théo Boutruche (2009) and to Prof. Sandesh Siwakumaran (2013).

Date & Time

24 October 2018 18:00 - 19:30

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Venue address

Humanitarium
17 avenue de la paix, 1202 Geneva