Humanitarian law. Challenges in the face of conflicts and crises in the East
On 18 March 2022, a nationwide scientific conference “Humanitarian law. Challenges in the face of conflicts and crises in the East”, dedicated to current legal regulations, the roles of protection systems, the current situation in Ukraine and other regions in the East, will be held in Warsaw. The organisers of the event are the Faculty of Law and Administration at UKSW, Academic Circle of International Law and Human Rights at UKSW, the Institute De Republica and the C.H. Beck Publishing House.
States in the 21st century face new challenges on the geopolitical map of armed conflicts. The global humanitarian crises that accompany them have become a huge problem for the international community, raising the question of the role of legal instruments against the actions of entities that violate the standards of humanitarian law. International humanitarian law, by its very definition, protects the victims of armed conflicts and provides norms limiting the ways in which armed actions are carried out as well as the use of certain weapons. In order for this law to be respected in times of war, its knowledge must be disseminated in times of peace. Bearing in mind the importance of the test that international regulations undergo nowadays, the organisers of the conference invite to launch a debate, the direction of which is determined by the key issues of armed conflict and the phenomenon of refugees for the international community.
The conference aims to encourage all governmental and non-governmental entities, security practitioners and experts to disseminate knowledge and education on international humanitarian law.
During the conference, experts and invited speakers will reflect on several important issues:
– should the existing worldwide protection system for victims of war be strengthened?
– how to promote and realise the need for special protection of groups threatened by violations of rights and freedoms during armed conflicts and migration crises?
– does the current system of judging perpetrators of humanitarian law violations remain effective in bringing perpetrators of humanitarian crises to justice?
18 March 2022 | 9.00 am – 2.30 pm
Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
Building 21, Auditorium Maximum, Robert Schuman Hall
Organisers: Faculty of Law and Administration of UKSW, Academic Circle of International Law and Human Rights of UKSW, the Institute De Republica and the C. H. Beck Publishing House.