Using video conferencing, the IHL team also hosts a variety of national events throughout the year. Participation is free. Join today.
Naval Warfare & IHL: Melting Ice and Modern Technology
December 7, 2023 | 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The ocean is an incredibly important global thoroughfare for both economic and security purposes. The ocean currently covers approximately 71% of the planet’s surface and is expected to rise significantly in the coming years. As the global balance of power continues to shift, oceanic conflicts are increasingly likely amidst a changing strategic frontier. Join the American Red Cross as we discuss the existing international legal framework applicable to naval warfare and the impacts of climate change and modern technology on this field.
The Season of Giving: Legal Frameworks Surrounding Humanitarian Assistance in Armed Conflicts
December 14, 2023 | 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
As the holiday season often emphasizes compassion and giving, this webinar focuses on the legal frameworks that regulate the provision of humanitarian assistance during armed conflicts. It will discuss relevant IHL rules, consent from parties to the conflict, and the rights and duties of humanitarian organizations. The session will explore case studies where humanitarian access was either facilitated or hindered. Possibly invite someone from ICRC with experience.
Winter Soldiers: IHL Challenges in Arctic and Alpine Warfare
January 11, 2024 | 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This webinar aims to provide an in-depth exploration of the unique legal and humanitarian challenges posed by warfare in cold climates, such as the Arctic. It will cover the evolution of cold-climate warfare, from historical conflicts like the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union to modern considerations of warfare in icy terrains. The session will delve into specific IHL norms that may be particularly vulnerable to violation in these extreme conditions, such as the protection of civilians means and methods, and principle of proportionality.