Features: Course - regional summer school on IHL in Yerevan; Blog - Chinese perspectives of legal regulation of AI weapons under IHL + more.
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ICRC Law and Policy
ICRC Law & Policy Newsletter


Publication: IHL and Displacement in Armed Conflict

This new study provides insights for determining whether violations of, or respect for, IHL have a fostering or mitigating impact on displacement. The publication of Displacement in times of armed conflict: How international humanitarian law protects in war, and why it matters was accompanied by a research launch event. Watch the discussion of the findings from the study here.

E-learning: New Introduction to IHL course

The ICRC has partnered with humanitarian training platform Kaya Connect to develop a new e-learning course for all humanitarian practitioners and other professionals who wish to learn the basics of IHL. The Introduction to International Humanitarian Law requires no prior legal knowledge, and offers nine flexible modules for users to develop their IHL knowledge in their own time.

Blog: The masculine condition in contemporary warfare

Throughout history men have been the primary protagonists of fighting and war, but how does the male identity relate to conflict in today’s world? In this latest blog post Gilbert Holleufer looks at ‘the masculine condition’ in conflict. He suggests that discussion on masculinity and men’s relationship to violence remains largely guarded, requiring a renewed need for examination in the context of current humanitarian concerns.

Course: Regional Summer School on IHL in Yerevan

The ICRC and the American University of Armenia are pleased to announce applications for the Regional Summer School on IHL are now open. Taking place in Yerevan between the 17-22 June, this year’s course is specially dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. Further details are available here. The application deadline is 6 June 2019.

Blog: Chinese perspectives of legal regulation of AI weapons under IHL

Dr Qiang Li and Dr Dan Xie offer thoughts on legal and ethical questions raised by use of AI weapons in conflict. They discuss how AI may potentially alter both weapons and human decision-making, and emphasize that these weapons must be used in accordance with IHL. This concludes the AI in Armed Conflict Blog Series.

Listen Again : Persons with Disability and Armed Conflict

Persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. Recently the ICRC and the Geneva Academy launched a new report on the situation of persons with disabilities, IHL and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in armed conflict. Listen again to the discussion here.

Event: Chronic Care in Humanitarian Crises

Join the ICRC and a global high-level expert panel at the Humanitarium in Geneva on the 21 May to discus the integration of non-communicable diseases care into humanitarian response operations, and the potential of new models of collaboration. Not in Geneva? A livestream for this event will be available on the event webpage.

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