October 2021 Atlantic Online IHL Conference

Man with machine gun standing in foreground, children playing in background.

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to invite you to the joint UNB and Dalhousie IHL Conference 2021. This free, public, online conference offers attendees the opportunity to further heighten their understanding and awareness of pressing issues and complexities surrounding International Humanitarian Law (IHL) through a half-day conference featuring experts and academics in the field.

International Humanitarian Law is a set of rules seeking to limit the effects of armed conflict for humanitarian reasons. The complexities of contemporary conflicts combined with the overabundance of information and media interest have resulted in a heightened interest in difficult humanitarian issues particularly for students of law, those involved in countries affected by armed conflicts, humanitarian workers or those interested in working for international criminal tribunals. Join us as we examine international armed conflict through the lens of IHL.

The Two panels will discuss the latest updates in transitional justice and in conflict-related sexual violence in the context of IH

Our Speakers :

Luke Moffett

Luke MoffettDr. Luke Moffett is a Reader at Queen's University Belfast School of Law. He is Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded 'Reparations, Responsibility and Victimhood in Transitional Societies'. He is author of ' Justice for Victims before the International Criminal Court' (Routledge 2014) and 'Reparations and War: Finding Balance after Conflict' (OUP 2022). He has advised a number of international courts, governments, policy makers and armed groups on reparations in over a dozen conflict/post-conflict countries.

César Rojas

Cesar RojasCésar Rojas is a lawyer from the University of Antioquia in Colombia, LLM from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He currently works as a legal officer at the Special Jurisdiction for Peace and as a lecturer for some universities in Colombia.


Heather Tasker

Heather Tasker is a PhD Candidate in Socio-Legal Studies at York University. Her research interests are in the areas of feminist security and legal studies, transitional justice, and legal pluralism, focusing on gendered violence in post/conflict contexts. Heather’s dissertation research centres on community attitudes toward and engagement with legal, rights-based, and policy approaches to addressing sexual exploitation and abuse committed by peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has also conducted research on senses of harm and wrongdoing for survivors of conflict-related forced marriage, engaged in survey research with community-based justice workers on the needs and priorities of SGBV survivors, and has translated research findings on children born of war into a policy brief for Global Affairs Canada as part of the Conjugal Slavery in War partnership project.



Note: This event will take place in both English and French.

Date: Friday, October 1st, 2021
12 pm (noon) Atlantic Daylight Time

Location: A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event

Agenda: Theme: Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and IHL & transitional justice

Registration: Register here