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17 June 2019, 17:45-20:00

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Black Magic, Zombies and Dragons: a Tale of International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century

Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

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Keynote Address by Helen Durham

To close the third edition of the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference, Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will deliver a keynote address on ‘Black Magic, Zombies and Dragons: a Tale of International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century’.

Noam Lubell, Swiss IHL Chair at the Geneva Academy and Professor of Public International Law at the University of Essex, will respond to her keynote.

Reception

The keynote address will be followed by a drinks reception.

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Black Magic Zombies and Dragons a Tale of International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century

Keynote address by Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to close the third edition of the Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference.

 

 

 

Location

Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Perle du Lac

Access for People with Disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch

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