War in Cities: An International Humanitarian Law perspective

group of children playing in a war torn area

Date: November 14, 2022, 1:30-4:30pm

Location: University of Windsor – Canterbury College, in-person (pending health restrictions)

Cost: Free

The Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor and the Canadian Red Cross are pleased to announce a conference titled War in Cities: An International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Perspective taking place at the University of Windsor on November 14th from 1:30-4:30pm.

As the world urbanizes, so too do conflicts. It is estimated that some 50 million people now suffer the horrific consequences of urban warfare – a trend that is likely to continue as more and more people concentrate in towns and cities. Many of these conflicts are fought using weapons and tactics designed to deliver large explosive force from a distance and over wide areas. Many, if not all, of these weapons are ill-adapted for use in urban and other population centers. Their impact is devastating. They destroy lives, livelihoods, vital infrastructure, and people's futures. So how can IHL prevent or mitigate the impact of these weapons and better protect the civilian population?

This question and others will be addressed in this free, public, in-person conference featuring experts and academics that will offer attendees the opportunity to further heighten their understanding of pressing issues and complexities surrounding International Humanitarian Law (IHL). We look forward to you joining us.

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If you have any questions, please contact fatimah.al-toum@redcross.ca