IHL Talks on "Violence Against Healthcare and Humanitarian Workers"

Jeudi, 24 Novembre, 2016

Violence against health care facilities and humanitarian workers remains a recurring and preoccupying issue in today’s world.Paradoxically, this takes place within a well-accepted framework of protection of health care facilities and medical or humanitarian personnel under international humanitarian law (IHL), which rules and principles are not contested either by states or non-state armed groups. This IHL Talk, organized with the support of the ICRC, aims at reflecting on the reasons why health care and humanitarian workers are being targeted despite their protection under IHL and what policy tools can be elaborated to implement and ensure better respect of the law by the different parties in armed conflicts.


  • Imogen Foulkes, BBC Geneva Correspondent


  • Babak Ali Naraghi, Head of Health Care in Danger Project, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law, University of Geneva and Geneva Academy
  • Caroline Abu-Sada, Director of the Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH), MSF Switzerland






Date and venue

24 novembre 2016

Humanitarium (International Committee of the Red Cross)
17 Avenue de la Paix
1202 Geneva



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