Freitag, 11. November 2016

Expert Seminar: Using New Technologies to Enhance Protection During Armed Conflict

Expert Seminar: Using New Technologies to Enhance Protection
During Armed Conflict

Tuesday 15 November 2016 I 17:45-19:15
Pétale 5, Room C1  I Maison de la Paix
(chemin Eugène-Rigot 2) I Geneva

Advances in technology have dominated much of the debate in the field of International Humanitarian Law in recent years. These discussions have contributed to the perception among some that technological advances are primarily presenting risks and challenges in relation to armed conflict.

This panel aims to present the other side of the story, demonstrating the new ways in which technological advances can enhance the protection for victims of armed conflict. Whether through collection of data in social media, mapping of areas in need, or using aerial drones for search and rescue operations, new technologies have tremendous potential to enhance protection (a demonstration of these technologies will be presented). This discussion will be of particular interest for diplomats and NGO's working in disarmament in the humanitarian and human rights field. 

Noam Lubell, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex

Kamilo Melo, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL
Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Amnesty International
Hadi Alkhatib, Founding Member and Project Lead of The Syrian Archive project

Coffee will be served as of 17:15 and a light cocktail will be served at the end of the event

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