HILAC Lecture: Respect for International Humanitarian Law at Sea

20 June 2017
  • Starts at: 19:30h
  • Fee: Free
  • Organiser: Humanity House
  • Address: Prinsegracht 8
    2512 GA The Hague

In 2011, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) embarked on a multi-year project aimed at updating its Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols. The initial Commentaries are referred to by military lawyers, jurists, judges and scholars around the world as an authoritative source of interpretation of international humanitarian law.

This HILAC lecture will mark the launch of the updated ICRC Commentary to the Second Geneva Convention in May 2017. The main findings of the updated Commentary will be presented by experts with in-depth knowledge on the law of naval warfare and protection. They will discuss how international humanitarian law (IHL) protects wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of the armed forces in case of an armed conflict at sea.

About the speakers:
* Professor dr. Liesbeth Lijnzaad (Legal Adviser, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and member of the Editorial Committee)
* Commander rr. Martin Fink (Military lawyer, Royal Netherlands Navy and peer reviewer of the Update of the Commentary)
* Mr. Bruno Demeyere (ICRC, Legal Advisor, Commentaries Update Unit)

Read the updated commentary.

Venue: Humanity House
Organisers: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Amsterdam Center for International Law and the Netherlands Red Cross
Time: 19.30 hrs (doors open at 19.00hrs)
Address: Prinsegracht 8, 2512 GA, The Hague, The Netherlands
Registration: Participation is free of charge and registration is not needed. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.