1st Virtual Baku Conference on International Humanitarian Law

Date/Time: November 24th, 2020, at 13:00 GMT London (17:00 Baku Time)

Dedicated to the World Children Day

The conference will be conducted in cooperation with the State Committee on Work with Diaspora of the Republic of Azerbaijan and supported by The Council on State Support to NGOs under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

The key issue of the conference is the protection of civilians in armed conflicts. Sessions on humanitarian law aspects of the protection of children and women in armed conflict, as well as the human rights law aspects of the protection of civilians in armed conflict will be discussed. 

Geneva Convention IV and Protocol II codify the principles according to which the civilian population as such, as well as individual civilians, shall not be the object of attack. The Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict says that, attacks and bombings on the civilian population, inflicting incalculable suffering, especially on women and children, who are the most vulnerable members of the population, shall be prohibited, and such acts shall be condemned.

 This conference is going to be conducted online which will be dedicated to the issues of protection of civilians in armed conflicts and different aspects of the special protection of children and women. The conference will be held in November 24, 2020.

Agenda

November 24, 2020, 17:00 – 20:00, Baku time, (13:00 PM GMT London)

17:00 – 17:30 Opening speeches:

Mr. Ramil Iskandarli – Chairman of the Legal Analysis and Research Public Union

Mr. Vladimir Gjorgjiev – The Chief of IOM Mission to Azerbaijan

Dr. Lyal Sunga, Visiting Professor, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Sweden

Session 1.

Topic: Protection of children and women in humanitarian law

17:30 – 18:00

Speakers:

Dr. Lyal Sunga, Visiting Professor, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Sweden

Dr. Gulnur Erdogan – Adakent University Law Faculty, Advocate, Legal Bureau of  Izmir, Turkey

Mr. Zubair Anwar Bawany – Joint CEO, Quantum5 Think Tank, London UK

Mr. Elgun Safarov –Doctor of Philosophy on Law

18:00 – 18:30 Open Discussions

Session 2.

18:30 – 19:30

Topic: United Nations and human rights protection of civilians in armed conflict

Speakers:

Mr. Nick Nwolisa – International expert, Youth and Adolescent Development Consultant of UNICEF 

Mr. Ramil Iskandarli – Chairman of the Legal Analysis and Research Public Union

Mrs. Kamale Ashumova – Coordinator, Alliance of NGOs on Children Rights

Ms. Zhala Azizova – Head of Integration and Promotion of Law, International Committee of the Red Cross, Azerbaijan

Mr. Rashid Mammadov – Humanitarian law expert, AMCHAM, Baku, Azerbaijan

19:30 – 20:00 Open discussions and Wrap-up session

Moderator of the event:

Mr. Ramil Iskandarli – Chairman of the Legal Analysis and Research Public Union

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