Wednesday 30 March 2011

New Customary Law Database from International Committee of the Red Cross

Today, the International Committee of the Red Cross launches the State practice of 30 countries onto its new customary IHL database. This is the first of a series of updates of national practice which have been developed in association with the British Red Cross.
To mark the event, the ICRC will host a webcast on 14 April at 15h00 Central European Time (duration: 60 minutes). The webcast presenters will include Jean-Marie Henckaerts, ICRC Legal Advisor and co-author of the Customary IHL study, Geneva, Switzerland; Romaric Ferraro, ICRC Legal Advisor, Bogota, Colombia; and James Ross, Legal and Policy Director, Human Rights Watch, New York, USA. They will be available to answer questions from participants. The questions can be sent in advance of the webcast.
To participate in the webcast and submit your questions, please register by clicking here.

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