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Human Rights Institute Lunch Talk: Human Rights in War: Detention and Conduct of Hostilities

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Feb 26
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm

Speakers: Paolo Lobba, Fulbright Research Scholar, UniversitĂ  di Bologna and Niccolò Pons, Associate Legal Officer, Chambers, Kosovo Specialist Chambers

How are people detained or impacted by fighting in the many conflicts around the world today protected by international law? The laws of war offer important, if limited, safeguards. Human rights law potentially offers more far-reaching protections, but what is its relevance in times of war, and how should conflicts between these two bodies of law be addressed? Join Niccolo Pons and Paolo Lobba for a discussion on the relationship between the laws of war and international human rights law, and the practical implications for those impacted by the wars in Yemen, Afghanistan, and the occupied Palestinian territory. The event will be moderated by Alex Moorehead, Lecturer in Law and Director of the Program on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute.

All are welcome and lunch will be provided.