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Laws of War
56 minutes | 3 years ago
The war on words: Is journalism disappearing from conflict zones?
Journalists are instrumental in raising awareness of conflicts and influencing the international community’s humanitarian response to populations affected by crisis. However, ongoing attacks on journalists have reduced the number of media correspondents operating in war zones, leaving others – such as armed groups and activists – to fill the information void.ICRC director-general Yves Daccord joined two of Australia's most recognised journalists, Helen Vatsikopoulos and Peter Cave, and Dr Caroline Fisher, Assistant Professor in Journalism at the University of Canberra, to discuss the potential impact on the news we receive about war.
22 minutes | 4 years ago
Emerging weapons and IHL
Advances in science and technology have resulted in a rapid proliferation of new weapon systems, in particular cyber weapons and armed unmanned systems. ICRC Scientific and Policy Adviser, Neil Davison, discusses the impact that these developments could have on weapons proliferation, arms transfers, and their compatibility with international humanitarian law.
25 minutes | 4 years ago
Keeping it relevant: interpreting the Geneva Conventions in the 21st century
ICRC Legal Advisor Jean-Marie Henckaerts talks about his latest work as head of the ICRC project to update the commentaries on the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Additional Protocols of 1977.
32 minutes | 5 years ago
Truth of War
Former war correspondent for Time and CNN, Michael Ware, has survived kidnappings and an intended execution in a back street of Baghdad. Michael has rare insights from the frontline into death and the laws of war. His recent award-winning film ‘Only the Dead’ is screening around the world. Antony Balmain caught up with Michael Ware before a film festival screening.
32 minutes | 6 years ago
Pen and Sword: Journalism and IHL
Journalists witness and recount the horrific consequences of armed conflict, and are also among the most at risk of being wounded, kidnapped or killed as they carry out this vital role. Journalist Peter Cave, international law academic Dr Emily Crawford and the Australian Red Cross' Director of International Humanitarian Law and Movement Relations Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope join Richard Aedy, host of ABC Radio National’s Media Report, in discussing the media's role in conflict, the safety of journalists and the changes to conflict reporting brought about by social media.
23 minutes | 6 years ago
The Most Indiscriminate Weapon of All
Why is Australian Red Cross – a neutral and impartial organisation – calling on the world’s governments to ban nuclear weapons? CEO Robert Tickner’s leadership has built momentum within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement for a global campaign to make the use of nuclear weapons illegal and eliminate them forever. He makes a logical and impassioned argument, presenting evidence of how nuclear weapons cause suffering that cannot be limited by time, and why there can be no effective humanitarian response to a nuclear war.
39 minutes | 7 years ago
Turning Point or Breaking Point?
The founding director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Dr Modirzadeh outlines how the law and its practices can work to protect civilians in armed conflict.
76 minutes | 7 years ago
A Centenary of War and Peace
Tim McCormack is a leading international authority on international humanitarian law (IHL) and the prosecution of war crimes. He retraces the establishment of Australian Red Cross in the frenzied days after the outbreak of World War I and its development into a leading humanitarian agency worldwide.
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