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November 2015
VIDEO AND REPORT
A historically conscious humanitarian sector?
Around 50 prominent academics and humanitarians gathered for a two-day historical symposium jointly organized by the University of Exeter, the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and the ICRC. Read the conference report and watch the video summary.

CONFERENCE OUTPUTS
CASE STUDIES
The interplay between IHL and Human Rights: Use of force and conduct of hostilities
What is the legal regime applicable to the use of force in times of armed conflict? Why does it matter in terms of humanitarian impact? Read a series of new case studies, among which "US, The Death of Osama bin Laden".

DISCOVER THE CASE STUDIES 
IHL THEMATIC WORKSHOP
Engaging with students and professors on the issue of sexual violence in armed conflicts
What protection does IHL confer against rape and other forms of sexual violence? This half-day workshop, available for anyone to use both in French and in English, combines a film, presentations, group work and discussion.

DOWNLOAD THE MATERIALS
PUBLIC EVENT 
Fight against torture: Who are the torturers?
This event, to be held in French on 3 December from 18:30 to 20:00 in Geneva, will gather a psychologist, a sociologist and an ICRC medical advisor to discuss prevention and response strategies to torture, through the investigation of the figure of the torturer.

 REGISTER 
VIDEO AND REPORT
Generating respect for the law:
Taking stock, moving forward
Marco Sassòli (University of Geneva), Helen Durham (ICRC), Naz Modirzadeh (Harvard Law School) and Elisabeth Decrey Warner (Geneva Call) discuss the issues of dissemination of IHL and enforcement and compliance by states.

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IHL COMPETITION
15th Annual All Africa Moot Competition in International Humanitarian Law
The 15th edition of the All Africa Moot Competition took place in Arusha, Tanzania from 14-22 November 2015, gathering ten teams from eight countries from across Anglophone Africa. 

WATCH THE VIDEOS
VIDEO
Blurred boundaries:
Militaries, humanitarian action and neutrality
In this recording of an event organized by the ICRC and the Australian National University, two teams of experts debate on whether militaries should be involved in providing humanitarian assistance during conflict.

WATCH   
FLYER
Forthcoming: Updated Commentary on the
First Geneva Convention
The ICRC has been conducting a major project to update the Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and its Additional Protocols. Pending publication of the full Commentary on the First Geneva Convention, a selection of articles will be available here on 10 December. For more information, read ICRC Legal Advisor Jean-Marie Henckaerts’ article Bringing the Commentaries into the twenty-first century.

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