Event information

28 October 2021, 15:00-16:00

Afghanistan

IHL Talks

 Taliban fighters on a truck in Kabul, August 17 2021  Taliban fighters on a truck in Kabul, August 17 2021

This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan as it has rapidly evolved since early August 2021, the United States’ withdrawal, and the Taliban’s return to power.

In addition to analyzing the situation from the perspective of both public international law and international humanitarian law, panelists will touch upon issues pertaining to the chaotic evacuations of the many Afghans at risk under Taliban rule. The discussion will finally address the reaction(s) of the international community, specifically the United Nations system, to these events.

Moderator

  • Émilie Max, Researcher, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Chiara Raedelli, Research Fellow, Geneva Academy, and Visiting Professor, Université catholique de Lille
  • Fionnuala Ni Aolain, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism
  • Sarah Kay, Human Rights Lawyer

About IHL Talks

The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.

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In this online IHL Talk panelists aimed at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan as it has rapidly evolved since early August 2021, the United States’ withdrawal, and the Taliban’s return to power.

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