The continued relevance of international humanitarian law in the 21st century
ed. by PJS Sandhu & William Bowie
New Delhi : Vij Books India, 2011
101 p. ; 24 cm
Seminar jointly organised by United Service Institution of India (USI) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held at USI, New Delhi on 11 August 2010
The nature of conflict has changed and that has given rise to fresh challenges for the armed forces who implement the State directives, the governments who authorise the use of force, and other State as well as non-State actors involved in the process. For example, the ICRC has started a project on the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions that is called "Non-International Armed Conflict Plus" to address issues arising out of non-international armed conflicts. There is thus a need to keep abreast of the new challenges and the rules/conventions to meet them. The four sessions of the seminar , were followed up with interactive discussions, during which eminent and experienced Panelists, Chairmen and knowledgeable participants, articulated their views to examine the subject threadbare.