17 December 2020 14:30 - 16:15

Webinar: Contemporary challenges to International Humanitarian Law and the Role of the Diplomat

Speakers & panellists

Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage
Opening Remarks

Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage

Foreign Secretary, Sri Lanka

Dr. Rohan Perera
Panellist

Dr. Rohan Perera

PC - Former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York and the Former Legal Advisor to the Foreign Ministry, Sri Lanka

Amb. A M J Sadiq
Panellist

Amb. A M J Sadiq

Additional Secretary, Bilateral Affairs (West) & Legal, Foreign Ministry, Sri Lanka and the Chairman of the National IHL Committee of Sri Lanka

Ilya Ivanov
Panellist

Ilya Ivanov

ICRC Regional Legal Advisor for South Asia

Moderator

Samindika Elkaduwe

Legal Advisor, ICRC Colombo

About the event

The ICRC Colombo delegation together with the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute of Sri Lanka (BIDTI) are co-organizing a series of webinars on Contemporary challenges to International Humanitarian Law.

The first of the webinar series will discuss the important role played by State diplomats in domestic settings and multilateral fora, to overcome the challenges posed by contemporary armed conflicts to the application of IHL as presented in the latest "Challenges Report" prepared by the ICRC in December 2019. The panelists will speak from their wealth of knowledge and their own experiences in this regard, and participants will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion so as to gather diverse perspectives and create a vibrant and open discussion on this topic.

The event is free and open to the public and ICRC staff. 

Registration deadline: 15 December 2020

Register here:  https://forms.gle/h13z1YBg6a8Fiynr5

 

Date & Time

17 December 2020 14:30 - 16:15