AnnouncementsXI International Conference on IHL

04.12.2018
 
 
 
Russian–Armenian University (RAU) and the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Armenia are inviting everyone interested to attend the 11th International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law devoted to the 150th Anniversary of St. Petersburg Declaration, “150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. PETERSBURG DECLARATION RENOUNCING THE USE, IN TIME OF WAR, OF EXPLOSIVE PROJECTILES: SAME RELEVANCE, NEW TIMES. The Conference will take place at Russian-Armenian University on December 13-15 .
 
The Conference offers a unique platform for discussion of contemporary issues and perspectives related to the development of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Every year, the event hosts prominent experts in the field of IHL. This year the expert guests of the Conference are Dr. Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza, Andrey Kozik, Michael J. Strauss and Anastasia Kushleyko.
 
Dr. Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Poland and a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Natolin. Her fields of specialization are: public international law, international humanitarian law of armed conflicts and peaceful resolution of international disputes. She is the Director of NOHA (consortium of European universities conducting programs in humanitarian action) at the University of Warsaw and the Director of Master Studies on Humanitarian Action as well as Postgraduate Studies on Humanitarian Assistance.   In 2008 – 2012 Dr. E. Mikos-Skuza was a vice-dean at the Faculty of Law and Administration. For 30 years she has been volunteering with the Polish Red Cross, including the function of a vice-president of the Polish Red Cross in 2004 – 2012.  Since 2002  she has been a member (at present – first vice-president) of the International Humanitarian Fact Finding Commission established under Protocol Additional I of 1977 to the Geneva Conventions of 1949. She is also a full member of the San Remo International Institute of Humanitarian Law. Dr. E. Mikos-Skuza lectures during numerous courses organized by NOHA and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement all over Europe and is the author of publications in English and in Polish (text-books, collections of documents, chapters of books and articles) on public international law and international humanitarian law of armed conflicts.
Andrey KOZIK is the Secretary-General of International Law and Arbitration Association (BILA), Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, Associate Professor at KIMEP University.
 
Michael J. STRAUSS is a Ph.D. in international relations and diplomacy and professor of International Relations at the Centre d'Etudes Diplomatiqueset Stratégiques in Paris.
 
Anastasia KUSHLEYKO is the Regional Legal Advisor for the integration and promotion of international humanitarian law in Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the ICRC. Anastasia worked for the ICRC Regional Delegation in Moscow before since 2001 where she was responsible for advising on issues of implementation of IHL at the national level as well as contributing to the process of promotion of IHL among academic circles of the post-Soviet countries. From 2010 to 2013, she served as Legal Director of the Stichting Russian Justice Initiative organization. Anastasia graduated summa cum laude from Tomsk State University with major in International Relations and earned two Master’s degrees - in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, Joan B. Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies (2001), and in Advanced IHL and International Human Rights Law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2007). Her research interests include international transitional justice mechanisms, human rights litigation and gender related aspects of human rights law.
 
Attending the Conference will give an extraordinary opportunity to meet international and national experts in IHL, gain new knowledge and experience in the field, as well as to meet young researchers from different countries and create a valuable professional network. This year the Conference will gather participants and moderators from Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
 
Conference Topics
 
  • PRINCIPLES OF WEAPONS USE: ORIGINS, EVOLUTION, NEW LEGAL AND TACTICAL READING 
  • HEALTH CARE IN DANGER - PROTECTION OF HEALTH WORKERS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, INCREASED NEEDS OF STRENGTHENING THE EFFORTS THERE 
  • MISSING PERSONS: PHYSIOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, LEGAL ASPECTS OF DEALING WITH THE PAST 
  • MOVIES AND IHL
  • RULE OF PROPORTIONALITY IN IHL: MILITARY AND LEGAL APPROACHES.
 
You will be able to download the Conference program starting from 10 December at:  http://ihl.rau.am/ or https://www.facebook.com/IHLConference/.
 
The working language of the Conference is English. 
                     
The opening will take place at the Grand Hall of Russian-Armenian University on 13 December 2018 at 10:30 am.