Online Learning Series on Humanitarian Law and Policy: Is the attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC a war crime?

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With the United Nations Secretary-General calling the assault “the worst attack on U.N. peacekeepers in the organization’s recent history,” and “a war crime”, the incident taking place in December 2017 has renewed the debate over the status of UN Peacekeepers under IHL.

On 27 March, this webinar will discuss the legal and policy challenges related to the UN peacekeepers operating in situations of on-going armed conflict, and whether and when they can be considered a party to the conflict.

Event time

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

New York: 09:00 - 10:00
London: 14:00 - 15:00
Geneva: 15:00 - 16:00
Amman: 15:00 - 16:00
Nairobi: 16:00 - 17:00
Bangkok: 20:00 - 21:00
Manila: 21:00 - 22:00

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Target audience and event access

The event targets legal practitioners as well as humanitarian practitioners in the PHAP membership seeking a more advanced understanding of laws and policies related to or affecting humanitarian assistance and protection in armed conflict. The event is also open to the public.

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Marten Zwanenberg

Legal Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands


Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Théo Boutruche

Humanitarian Law and Policy Course Director, PHAP


PHAP Credentialing Program

International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action
This event will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action.

The event will address some aspects of segments 3.4 and 3.5 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program

March 27th, 2018 3:00 PM   through   4:00 PM

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