Is the attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC a war crime? The status of UN peacekeepers under IHL | Geneva Humanitarian Connector
Is the attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC a war crime? The status of UN peacekeepers under IHL
Time and Date27 Mar 2018, 15:00-16:00
ParticipationPublic: Upon registration
Remote participation possible
Event formatBriefing/ lecture/ panel discussion
With the United Nations Secretary-General calling the assault “the worst attack on U.N. peacekeepers in the organization’s recent history,” and “a war crime”, the incident taking place in December 2017 has renewed the debate over the status of UN Peacekeepers under IHL.
On 27 March, this webinar will discuss the legal and policy challenges related to the UN peacekeepers operating in situations of on-going armed conflict, and whether and when they can be considered a party to the conflict.
Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 15:00 - 16:00 (Geneva time)
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Target audience and event access
The event targets legal practitioners as well as humanitarian practitioners in the PHAP membership seeking a more advanced understanding of laws and policies related to or affecting humanitarian assistance and protection in armed conflict. The event is also open to the public. In order to join the event, please register in advance at phap.org/27mar2018-register
Legal Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Executive Director, PHAP
Humanitarian Law and Policy Course Director, ICVA
PHAP Credentialing Program
Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem