Friday, October 2, 2015

Conference: International Humanitarian Law and Modern Warfare

On October 23-24, 2015, the Carabinieri Officers Academy will host a conference on “International Humanitarian Law and Modern Warfare,” in Rome. The program is here. Here's the idea:

International Conference

“International Humanitarian Law and Modern Warfare”

Rome, 23-24 October 2015

The relationship between warfare and international humanitarian law is an ever-evolving one. New combat methods, novel technologies and the evolution of weaponry pose critical challenges to international humanitarian law; at the same time, the high task of protecting the principles of humanity during wars requires an evolution and an adaptation of the law. International humanitarian law is “law in motion”.

Carabinieri are involved in a number of international missions and operations, so we have decided to organize this conference, because we consider it as an important objective to contribute to fostering the study and understanding of such important issues, in the interest of members of the military and society at large.

The conference in Rome will last two days and the debate will spread across four panels: one will deal with new weaponry and the law; one will focus on the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law in the context of modern warfare; another will cover recent judicial developments in international humanitarian law and the last one will address the evolving relationship between the general principles of international humanitarian law and the features of modern warfare. Each panel will be composed of four/five experts, and it will be moderated by a young scholar in the field.