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Conflict in ten years' time - the future of International Humanitarian Law

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Join the Irish Red Cross in marking the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions and engage in the conversation on the future of IHL.

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The nature and context of conflict has changed rapidly over the last century as war zones have moved from open spaces into urbanised, highly populated, civilian settings.

On Thursday 24 October the Irish Red Cross will be joined by a panel of esteemed speakers from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Defence Forces, and MSF Ireland, who will share their experiences and thoughts on the application of Geneva Conventions and more generally International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in modern 21st century.

The conference will open with a key note address provided by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and will include the presentation of the Florence Nightingale medal to Irish Red Cross aid worker Vivien Lusted.

This will be followed by interactive panel discussions, and question and answer session. The presentations and discussion will be moderated by Senator Ivana Bacik. Contributions on the day will also include the Attorney General and representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The event promises to be an insightful analysis on the importance of the Geneva Conventions and IHL and its place in our ever changing modern society as we move forward.

Registration will take place from 13.30 with light refreshments on arrival. Guests must be seated by 14.00 sharp.

If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact Maebh Butler at: mbutler@redcross.ie

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