15:30-16:30
Stage D

Saturday 11 November 2023


Panel

Stopping the war on the rules of war

Crafting peace and building a safer world

From Sudan to the Middle East and the Sahel, current conflicts indicate that civilians as well as combatants in armed conflicts are increasingly falling victim to blatant violations of their basic rights as granted by International Humanitarian Law and in particular by the Geneva Conventions. These attacks come together with a widespread feeling of impunity for those responsible of the violations, hence weakening the overall premise of an international rules-based order. This session gathering seasoned political, humanitarian and civilian representatives will unpack the root causes of the current stress that is put on the rules of war (IHL) as a whole from a wide array of political, humanitarian, military and civilian perspectives. Participants will also explore practical avenues to reinvigorate IHL in increasingly polarized and fragmented conflicts. This will include discussing incentives and pathways for both states and non-state parties to the conflict such as armed groups, de facto authorities or private-military companies to adhere and comply with IHL.

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Director, Kent Global Leadership Program on Conflict resolution, Columbia University and Member, UNSG High Level Advisory Board on mediation

Moderator

Peter Wagner

Director and Head of Service, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, European Commission

Speaker

Hina Rabbani Khar

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Member, Global Commission on Governing Risks of Climate Overshoot

Speaker

Ghassan Salamé

Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Sciences Po

Speaker

Udo Jude Ilo

Interim Executive Director, Centre for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

Speaker

Alain Délétroz

Director General, Geneva call

Speaker

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