Features: Keynote: Black magic, zombies and dragons - a tale of 21st Century IHL; Google talks; Podcast: Inclusion and disability + more
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ICRC Law and Policy
ICRC Law & Policy Newsletter


Paper: AI and machine learning in armed conflict - A human-centred approach

This new paper sets out the ICRC's perspective on the use of AI and machine learning in armed conflict, the potential humanitarian consequences, and associated legal obligations and ethical considerations that should govern its development and use. It highlights the need for a genuinely human-centred approach so as to preserve human control and judgement in applications of AI.

Course: IHL course for humanitarian practitioners and policymakers

Are you a humanitarian professional with field experience? Are you working in a situation of armed conflict? Do you want to gain a better understanding of IHL for your everyday work? This ICRC course taking place in Geneva in October is aimed at familiarizing humanitarian practitioners and policy makers with the basic rules and principles of IHL. Apply until 5 July.

Blog: Digital risks for populations in armed conflict - 5 gaps for humanitarians to address

In a new blog post, Delphine van Solinge, examines some of the concerns around the unsupervised use of digital technologies in crisis-affected environments. In particular, she highlights five key gaps facing the humanitarian sector with regard to digital risks for affected populations. This post is the final in a series on the human cost of cyber operations.

Keynote: Black Magic, Zombies and Dragons - a Tale of IHL in the 21st Century

In her keynote speech at the recent Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference in Geneva, Helen Durham, ICRC Director of International Law and Policy, urges practitioners, policy-makers, academics and students to inspire the sense of belief in International Law through its tales of success. Watch the full keynote speech here.

Google Talk: A Humanitarian Approach to New Tech in Warfare

In this Google talk, Neil Davison, ICRC Scientific and Policy Advisor, looks at some of the latest emerging military technologies and highlights legal and ethical questions raised by increasingly autonomous weapons. He details the position of the ICRC, and considers suggestions for the role of the tech industry in shaping the debates in this area.

Podcast: Inclusion, Disability and changing perspectives

This latest episode of Intercross the Podcast talks to Mina Mojtahedi, the disability inclusion advisor for the ICRC. A former Paralympian, she discusses inclusion, working to create a more inclusive environment for those trying to access humanitarian services and also in the workplace, the power of sports and the myths of stereotypes.

Report: Humanity in Action - 2018 in review

This report provides an at-a-glance guide to how the ICRC helped and protected victims of armed conflict and other violence in 2018. It provides facts and figures on the organization’s programmes around the world last year, and also tells the stories of some of those whose lives were affected by conflict and whom the ICRC was able to reach.

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