About the organization
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in modern times is being continuously challenged by the changing nature of contemporary armed conflict. A wide array of new technologies has entered the modern battlefield. Cyberspace has opened up a potentially new war-fighting domain. Remote controlled weapon systems such as drones are increasingly being used by the parties to armed conflicts.
Drones and Automated weapons systems are also on the rise and certain autonomous systems such as combat robots are being considered for future use in the battlefield. There can be no doubt that IHL applies to these new weapons and the employment of new technology in warfare. However, these new means and methods of warfare pose legal and practical challenges in terms of ensuring their compliance with existing IHL norms, and also that due regard is given to the foreseeable humanitarian impact of their use. In recent times we have seen various drones attack taking lives of prominent politicians and military heads. Thus this webinar aims to initiate discussions on contemporary challenges and prevailing scope of IHL on realities of modern warfare and its impact on protection of victims of armed conflicts. The webinar will also discuss the challenges faced in IHL because of technological advances and challenges due to the change of nature of modern warfare.
Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao
Former Vice Chancellor
Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha
Director, Indian Law Institute
Dr. Anupam Jha
Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade)
Faculty of Law, Delhi University
Dr. Anuradha Saibaba
Head, IHL Dept, ICRC
Dr. UC . Jha Wing Commander retired
Dr. Niteesh Kumar Updhyay
South Ural State University, Russia and faculty of Law Galgotias University
High speed internet connection.
A Zoom account.
16th September 2020
No Registration Fee.
Certificates will be provided.