Voices from the Field
Join Switzerland and the ICRC to mark the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
About the event
Universally ratified, the Geneva Conventions represent a unique and global commitment by States to humanity. Respect thereof continues to play a crucial role today in ensuring the protection of victims of armed conflicts.
Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, this event profiled instances of how international humanitarian law (IHL) have had a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.
Prof. Gilles Carbonnier, Vice President of the ICRC, and Ambassador Corinne Cicéron Bühler, Director of the Directorate of International Law of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), will introduced the event.
In an interview-style format moderated by Eva Svoboda, Deputy Director of International Law and Policy at the ICRC, humanitarian workers and victims of armed conflicts then shared some success stories of respect for IHL from the field.
Speakers and Panellists
Prof. Gilles Carbonnier, Vice President, ICRC
HE Ambassador Corinne Cicéron Bühler, Director, Directorate of International Law, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
Moderator: Eva Svoboda, Deputy Director of International Law and Policy, ICRC
Mer Ayang, Global Network of Victims and Survivors to End Wartime Sexual Violence (SEMA)
Catalina Santana Sierra, Technical expert and internal referent on restoring family links, Colombian Red Cross Society
Monowara Sarker, former Director of restoring family links Department, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), and former field officer, ICRC
Senem Skulj, Missing and Forensic Coordinator, Iraq Delegation, ICRC
Date & Time
18 September 2019 17:30 - 19:30
17 Avenue de la paix, 1202, Geneva