Perspectives Of Development Of IHL To Be Discussed In Yerevan

25.11.2009 18:10

On 26 and 27 November 2009 the Russian-Armenian University (RAU)
and the ICRC delegation in Armenia are jointly organizing in Yerevan
the International Scientific Students’ Conference "International
humanitarian law: problems and perspectives of development". This year,
the event hosted by the RAU is focused on the issue of responsibility
for violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

"The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion on
contemporary challenges of IHL and to promote and stimulate a research
on the current developments in the field of IHL," said Nadya Kebir
Raoloson, head of the ICRC delegation in Armenia.

Through observation of international practice, the participants will
discuss the issues concerning the individual and state responsibility
for violations of IHL, as well as instruments of their repression
and punishment. "We value scientific and cultural aspects of this
conference", said Arman Dilanyan, Head of the International and
European Law Chair of the RAU. "Discussing IHL in a common forum,
participants from different countries contribute to the respect for
humanitarian values".

Postgraduate law students and young researchers from universities of
11 countries representing Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Iran and the UK
are participating in the Conference. National and international experts
on IHL will preside the five sections of the conference. Among them
are Jelena Plamenac, Lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal
for Former Yugoslavia, Vahan Bournazian, Assistant Dean at the Law
Department of the American University of Armenia and Gleb Bogush,
Associate professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology
of the Moscow State University.

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