War in cities

The 2017 Conference Cycle on War in Cities is a series of high-level public events and expert meetings organized by the ICRC in Geneva, abroad and online. This year's theme was chosen in response to the growing urbanization of warfare, a trend that has a catastrophic impact on the civilian population and pose serious legal and operational challenges. By engaging with key actors, the ICRC aims to strengthen respect for IHL in urban armed conflicts, as well as stimulate research to better respond to urban needs.