From norms to action 18 September 2019 17:30 - 19:30

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 will profile instances of how international humanitarian law (IHL) has had a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable. It will also launch this year's ICRC Research and Debate Cycle "From Norms to Action".

Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of ICRC, and Ambassador Corinne Cicéron Bühler, Director of the Directorate of International Law of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), will introduce 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 will share some success stories of respect for IHL from the field.

The event will be followed by a cocktail.


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Event Recording

Not in Geneva? A recording of this event will be made available following the event. More details to follow.


Logos of the FDFD, ICRC and image of the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

Date & Time

18 September 2019 17:30 - 19:30

Venue address

17 Avenue de la paix, 1202, Geneva