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ICRC conference on humanitarian dialogue with non-State groups

March 18, 2014

On 18 December 2013, the ICRC organised a conference on humanitarian dialogue with non-State groups. The topic under discussion was humanitarian dialogue with non-state armed groups, focusing on the impact of geopolitical challenges in the contexts of the Middle East and South Asia.

A summary of the conference has recently been published and can be found here . A podcast of the conference proceedings can be heard and downloaded here.

The ICRC conference brought together four leading experts on the topic:

– Dr Chaliland, one of the world’s leading experts in armed conflict studies and international relations and author of numerous books dealing with these subjects;

– Dr Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute and Head of the Regional Development Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

– Ronald Ofteringer, the ICRC’s advisor for global affairs

– Dr Jean-Hervé Bradol, Research Director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Foundation

The event was attended by some 200 Geneva-based diplomats, professors and students in the field of international humanitarian law, humanitarian practitioners from non-governmental organizations and Red Cross/Crescent Societies, as well as UN agencies based in Geneva and the wider world.


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