Battleground Metropolis: The 2018 Edmonton IHL Conference

By February 13, 2018News

Partnership co-researcher Joanna Harrington will be part of a conference co-organized with the Canadian Red Cross examining the changing nature of warfare, the movement of battles into the cities, with consequences for victims, and the challenges for international humanitarian law (IHL) to protect civilians in these circumstances. The 2018 Edmonton International Humanitarian Law Conference will include an introduction to this important area of law by Jonathan Somer, legal adviser with the Canadian Red Cross, and then a panel discussion will follow, featuring speakers from academia and practice, including co-researcher Professor Joanna Harrington, Andrew Carswell of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Professor Christopher Penny from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and Professor Siobhan Byrn, the Director of the Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Alberta. Law students in attendance will also gain the opportunity to chat informally about volunteering opportunities and career paths in international humanitarian law at a reception that will follow the event.

The event will take place on March 2, 2018.

Registration link at: http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/international-humanitarian-law/conferences–trainings-and-events/march-2nd-2018-edmonton-conference–battleground-metropolis

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