Features: Blog - Viability of data-reliant systems in armed conflict; Event - First to be forgotten: disability and armed conflict
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ICRC Law and Policy
ICRC Law & Policy Newsletter


Just Out: 'Conflict in Syria' Review Edition

Violence and armed conflict has devastated the people and landscape of Syria. Given the scope of the destruction, and the utter contempt shown for IHL, the Review chose to devote this latest issue to Syria. Articles highlight key insights from humanitarian, legal, psychological and urban-planning perspectives, and unexpectedly provide a glimmer of hope for the country's recovery.

BLOG: Viability of data-reliant systems in armed conflict

Are predictive algorithms compatible with IHL in determining who to detain, and who continues to present a security threat in an armed conflict context? In this AI in Armed Conflict series blog post, Tess Bridgeman continues the discussion around the potential use of machine learning tools in detention settings during modern conflict.

Essay competition: Cyber warfare and artificial intelligence in warfare

Student or early career professional working on IHL? The International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the ICRC have announced this year’s 'Sanremo New Voices in IHL’ essay competition on the topics of cyber warfare and AI in warfare. The winner will be invited to present at the 42nd Sanremo Round Table in September. Find out more here.

Event: First to be Forgotten - Persons with Disability and Armed Conflict

The ICRC and the Geneva Academy launch a new research report on the situation of persons with disabilities, IHL and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in states experiencing armed conflict. Register to join the discussion on 9 May, in Geneva.

Intercross the Podcast: Life in Al Hol - Voices from Syria

It has been eight years since fighting began in Syria. This episode of Intercross The Podcast aims to give a sense of the current view from the ground. It begins with a compelling audio diary from Sara Al-Zawqari, who recently traveled to the Al Hol in North Eastern Syria. Adnan Hezam then analyses the situation further.

Resource: New issue of the IHL bibliography

The latest edition of the IHL Bibliography is now available online. This resource provides a unique overview of the most recent English and French-language publications on IHL that were acquired by the ICRC library. In a rush? Discover some of the ICRC librarians' highlights from across the full publications list, here.

Course: IHL Summer School in The Hague

The 2019 Summer School on IHL in Theory and Practice , organised by Leiden University, the Grotius Centre Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL and Netherlands Red Cross, will be held in The Hague in July 2019. The programme welcomes applications from students and professionals with an interest in the field. Apply by 1 May.

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