2 February 2021 14:30 - 16:00

Webinar: New Technologies of Warfare and Challenges to International Humanitarian Law

Speakers & panellists

Amb. A. L. A. Azeez
Panelists

Amb. A. L. A. Azeez

Additional Secretary (East) — Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka

Wing Commander A.P.I. Sampath Kumara
Panelists

Wing Commander A.P.I. Sampath Kumara

Sri Lanka Air Force

Squadron Leader L.N. Randeni
Panelists

Squadron Leader L.N. Randeni

Sri Lanka Air Force

Kelisiana Thynne
Panelists

Kelisiana Thynne

Legal Adviser, Advisory Services on IHL — ICRC Geneva

Samindika Elkaduwe
Moderator

Samindika Elkaduwe

Legal Advisor — ICRC Colombo

About the event

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Colombo and the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute of Sri Lanka (BIDTI) are co-organizing a series of webinars on contemporary challenges to international humanitarian law (IHL).

The second webinar in the series will focus on the emergence of new means and methods of warfare that rely heavily on digital technologies, which pose significant challenges to the implementation and interpretation of IHL. The discussion will address the need for constant deliberation by all stakeholders on the application of IHL to new and emerging technologies such as cyber tools and increasingly autonomous weapons systems.

The webinar will feature three speakers representing three stakeholder groups – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, armed forces and the ICRC – who will contribute to the discussion from their respective expertise and experience drawn from their participation in initiatives that seek to respond to these challenges.

The event is scheduled for 2 February 2021 from 2.30pm to 4pm, Sri Lanka time.

Registration deadline: 1 February 2021

Register here

For inquiries, contact: cranasinghefernando@icrc.org

Date & Time

2 February 2021 14:30 - 16:00