Humanity in War: Adapting To The Urban Theater


An estimated ten civilians die for every one fighter killed in battle. Cities are frequently becoming combat zones and with an expected 6.3 billion people living in cities by 2050 it is important to consider how IHL adapts to the rising prevalence of urban warfare. Join us for an in-depth discussion on distinction, proportionality, and other challenges in this changing realm of armed conflict.

Christie Edwards, Director, International Humanitarian Law American Red Cross

Nathalie Weizmann, Senior Legal Officer, Policy Development & Studies Branch, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Captain Ben Wahlhaus, Senior Legal Advisor, International Law Department, Israel Defense Forces
Lawrence Lewis, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of Security & Human Rights

February 29, 2016 | 9:30am-11:00am Washington, DC


American Red Cross
National Headquarters
430 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

*This event will be live-streamed ONLY and will not be available after the event*

**Link will become available the day of the event**

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