Features: Call for applications: All-European IHL and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition ; Event - IHL and Displacement in armed conflict.
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ICRC Law and Policy
ICRC Law & Policy Newsletter


Blog: Structural disconnects between algorithmic decision-making and the law

Is there a difference in how a ‘computer science-centric’ viewpoint looks at the world and how the law looks at it? And does this have implications for the application of IHL in armed conflict? According to Suresh Venkatasubramanian, the answer is yes. There is tension between the two in terms of process and outcome, and, a challenge of vagueness and contestability, which require attention moving forward.

IHL Casebook: New Highlight - Seven studies in Syria

The ICRC's new IHL Casebook highlight presents seven case studies discussing the situation in Syria. This highlight will allow readers to examine issues relating to the reported violations of IHL that have occurred in Syria, and more specifically, codes of conducts and judgments adopted by armed groups.


Join the ICRC in Geneva on 6 May for the launch of Displacement in times of armed conflict: How international humanitarian law protects in war, and why it matters. This new study provides insights for determining whether violations of, or respect for, IHL have a fostering or mitigating impact on displacement. Not in Geneva? The study will be available following the event, along with a video recording from the launch.

Blog: Safety net or tangled web - legal reviews of AI in weapons and combat

How is the legality of an AI weapon to be verified before it is employed? What process should be followed? And what criteria used? In this AI in Armed Conflict blog post, Netta Goussac examines the key role of legal reviews in safeguarding against unlawful AI weapons development and use.

Call for applications: 2019 All-European IHL and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition

The 4th edition of the All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition will be hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana from 20 – 24 November 2019. All European universities are invited to apply. Early bird registration is now open until 1 June.

Podcast: Effects and response to violence in Mali

In late March, the small village of Ogossagou in central Mali experienced a horrific massacre. This episode of Intercross The Podcast, hears from those assisting in the aftermath, and asks how are communities being supported? And what is needed to move forward, during, and following, such tragic events?

Article: Weaponizing Monuments - Conflict in Syria Review Edition

Why did Syria’s cultural heritage become such a target after 2011, and why was such little attention paid to the norms of international law protecting heritage? Ross Burns examines the weaponizing of monuments in this recent article, featured in the International Review of the Red Cross.

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