2020 University of Alberta, Faculty of Law International Humanitarian Law Conference

IHL Conference Healthcare, COVID-19, and Armed Conflict poster

The Canadian Red Cross, University of Alberta Faculty of Law and Law Students for Human Rights Club present the 2020 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) academic conference, to be held online. This conference will bring together experts from the field including academics and representatives from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to discuss healthcare, COVID-19 and armed conflict.
While Canada and the rest of the world grapple with the current public health crisis, COVID-19 is just one more threat to people living in conflict-affected parts of the world. Every day, medical professionals deal with injuries from bombs and bullets as well as weakened health care systems that have been destroyed in the fighting. Hospitals in war zones are already facing overwhelming needs from the communities they serve, and in some cases, are under attack.
Join experts as they discuss the new challenges presented by COVID-19, as well as the role of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in safeguarding medical facilities and healthcare workers.

The 90-minute online panel discussion will begin at 12:30 MDT (Edmonton time). Attendees are also invited to an optional session prior to the main event to learn more about IHL, the rules that limit and prevent human suffering in times of armed conflict.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
11:30am-12:15pm MDT: Intro to International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
Optional introduction to the rules of armed conflict
12:30pm-2:00pm MDT: Main Event
Panel Discussion on Healthcare, COVID-19 and Armed Conflict

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free
Agenda: Please check back closer to the event date for the agenda.
Register here

Download the Program
If you have questions about this event, please contact Irina.Cristescu@redcross.ca.

Please see the conference recording here