Harvard University's Programme on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research is holding a panel discussion on the 'Future of International Humanitarian Law', to be broadcase live on the web on 16 July 2008, at 1515 EST.
Panelists will include:
Antoine Bouvier, Legal Advisor, Delegate to Academic Circles, International Committee of the Red Cross
Claude Bruderlein, Director, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Knut Dörmann, Head of the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Jennifer Leaning, Co-director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Naz Modirzadeh, Senior Associate, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Daphna Shraga, Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel, United Nations
According to the announcement, 'The panel will focus on the emerging challenges to, and continued relevance of, international law in the protection of civilians. Issues to be covered will include opportunities for the enforcement of humanitarian law, responsibilities of states and non-state actors, negotiation of humanitarian access, and the role of civil society in humanitarian protection.Panelists will take questions and comments from humanitarian professionals from around the world. Online viewers are warmly invited to submit questions before or during the event to the moderator, Dr. Vincenzo Bollettino, at firstname.lastname@example.org. '
For more information; http://ihlforum.ning.com.