november, 2019

tue12nov14h0015h00Upholding Humanity Even in Times of War: the Geneva Conventions at 7014h00 - 15h00 Format:ConversationSession theme:Peace & Security

Speakers for this event

  • Carlos RUIZ MASSIEU

    Carlos RUIZ MASSIEU

    Mission de vérification des Nations Unies en Colombie

    Mission de vérification des Nations Unies en Colombie

  • Christine OCKRENT

    Christine OCKRENT

    France Culture

    France Culture

  • Hoai Trung LE

    Hoai Trung LE

    Vice-ministre des Affaires étrangères, République socialiste du Viêt Nam

    Vice-ministre des Affaires étrangères, République socialiste du Viêt Nam

  • Peter MAURER

    Peter MAURER

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Sidiki KABA

    Sidiki KABA

    République du Sénégal

    République du Sénégal

Description

The adoption of the Geneva Conventions 70 years ago is an example of effective multilateralism in times of adversity. While the ineluctability of war was not ignored, it was nevertheless a striking manifestation of the need to limit the consequences and practices of wars in order to preserve our shared humanity. The face of conflicts may be ever-changing, but the norms agreed then seem to be still as relevant today. What lessons were learned from the past? What will it take to uphold human dignity in current and future wars, including those no longer fought by humans?

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