2020 Dalhousie International Humanitarian Law Conference – Armed Conflict & the Environment

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The Canadian Red Cross presents the 2020 Dalhousie International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Conference, organized in partnership with the John E. Read International Law Society (JERILS) at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (Halifax).

This conference will bring together experts from the field of IHL, environmental law, and environmental peacebuilding to discuss the protection of the environment before and during armed conflict, impacts of damages to the environment on civilian populations, as well as environmental post-conflict recovery. Confirmed panelists include representatives from the Conflict and Environment Observatory, the Office of the Judge-Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Environmental Law Institute, and the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement.

Join us as we examine the relevance of IHL in today’s modern armed conflicts and the challenges to its implementation when faced with 21st century concerns such as the interplay between the impacts of armed conflict and environmental degradation.

Cost: Free 
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm AST
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be shared with all registrants prior to the conference.
Agenda: To consult the agenda, click here​

Keynote speaker:
Helen Obregón Gieseken, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Doug Weir, Research and Policy Director at the Conflict and Environment Observatory
  • Carl Bruch, Director of International Programs at the Environmental Law Institute
  • Karen Saweczko, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces

The recording is now available here
If you have questions about this event, please contact marie-laure.tapp@redcross.ca