Conference organized by the Belgian Interministerial Commission for Humanitarian Law, the Belgian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with the support of the Belgian Society for International Law. Brussels (25 April 2019)
Includes: The conduct of military operations in the urban environment / Darren Stewart. - Urban warfare and the humanitarian concerns of the International Committee of the Red Cross / Dominique Loye. - Discussion on war in cities: setting the scene / Darren Stewart, Dominique Loye, Stéphane Kolanowski and Ben Klappe. - Preparing for the inevitability of urban warfare / Randall Bagwell. - Implementation of practical measures during combat in urban areas: the case of Ukraine / Valerii Koval. - NATO’s perspective on urban conflicts: recent developments / Andrés Muñoz Mosquera. - Discussion on practical implementation of the principle of precaution in urban conflicts / Randall Bagwell and Vaios Koutroulis. - Legal and operational challenges related to methods and means of warfare in urban conflicts / Pieter van Malderen and Simon Gerard. - The need for better data in the explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) debate / Roland Evans. - Explosive weapons in populated areas / Stéphane Kolanowski. - Discussion on legal and operational challenges related to methods and means of warfare in urban conflicts / Paul Berman, Stéphane Kolanoswki, Simon Gerard and Pieter van Malderen. - Challenges raised by contemporary urban conflicts in humanitarian action: the ICRC perspective / Patrick Hamilton. – Displacement of civilians during non-international armed conflict / Ben Klappe. – Generating compliance in conflict settings: how to engage armed non-state actors on international law and live to tell the tale / Ezequiel Heffes. – Discussion on challenges raised by contemporary urban conflicts in humanitarian action / Patrick Hamilton, Ben Klappe, Ezequiel Heffes and Emanuela-Chiara Gillard.
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