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2nd Annual International Humanitarian Law Symposium 2018

Presented by Australian Red Cross and the University of Tasmania.

Photo: Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos for ICRC

The Australian Red Cross Symposium on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) features some of Australia’s finest IHL experts and educators.  In this two day event, participants will discuss best practice IHL dissemination and teaching methods, as well as explore contemporary issues in IHL and discover new ways of teaching these emerging trends.

Also known as the ‘laws of war’, IHL is the system of regulation and protection in times of armed conflict.  How we understand these laws, and how we educate the next generation of Australians required to apply IHL in their work (e.g. lawyers, policy-makers, military and private enterprise) plays a vital role in ensuring respect for these laws.

The IHL Symposium is open to academics, educators and practitioners in Australia, as well as anyone with a particular interest in IHL.  This event will bring together an already strong network of educators from across Australia, but also seeks to make IHL practical and accessible for those not currently teaching IHL, but perhaps wanting to.

In order to facilitate inclusion of the Symposium in your respective calendars, please be advised of the following dates:

Thursday 1 November 2018

Annual IHL Teaching Workshop

Inaugural meeting of the Academic members of the Australian Red Cross IHL Advisory Committees

Friday 2 November 2018

‘Restraint in War’ – details TBC

University of Tasmania, Hobart
Venue TBC

Specific information concerning the program, pricing, and registration will be available from this webpage in due course.

For any other enquiries, please contact Fauve Kurnadi | (07) 3367 7290

University of Tasmania

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