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San Remo IHL Roundtable 2016: Weapons and International Rule of War

June 10, 2016

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches international humanitarian law and international human rights. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. Katharine has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and she is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog. She has recently started a 3-year NWO-Veni research project called ‘Dangerous Liaisons: civilian agency, armed groups and international law’.

San RemoThis year’s San Remo Roundtable on IHL is on the theme of ‘weapons and international rule of law’. The programme has just been published and can be found in English here.

It includes sessions on the following issues:-

– legal reviews of new weapons; processes and procedures

– weapons reviews: current and future challenges?

– a case study: law enforcement by military personnel

– waging contemporary conflicts: use of weapons by non State actors

– the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in armed conflict

– challenges from specific weapons – part I (biological weapons, nuclear weapons and outer space militarization)

– challenges from specific weapons – part II (lethal autonomous weapons, cyber offensive use, unmanned maritime systems)

– the Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference: What next?

*compliance measures

*detention: applicable law and best practice

*sexual violence: prevention activities and response to victims’ needs

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