Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)

Commemorating 70 Years of the Geneva Conventions to be held on 15 November 2019

Commemorating 70 years of the Geneva Conventions
15 November 2019
Venue: AALCO
29 C Rizal Marg Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols form the bedrock of IHL, which regulates armed conflict and seeks to limit its effects to reduce human suffering. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Geneva Conventions, which have been universally ratified across the world. AALCO and the ICRC Regional Delegation will commemorate this 70-year milestone and recall the spirit of the Conventions to uphold human dignity in the midst of conflict by drawing on experiences of Asian and African States to exchange on key issues of humanitarian concern. Bringing together all 47 AALCO member States, and the ICRC, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to engage with a non-western plurilateral grouping of States in a discourse on improving respect for IHL.
The objective of the workshop is to:

(2) Share legal and practical measures to improve the implementation of existing IHL obligations  

This forum would provide an opportunity to engage with a wide range of interlocutors including diplomats, key government ministries, defence attaches, UN agencies as well as Red Cross and Red Crescent colleagues in New Delhi. The forum provides an opportunity for States to renew their commitment to protect those affected by armed conflict in light of the GC70 anniversary.


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