IHL Videos

The IHL Videos page sets a platform for viewing IHL related lectures and other relevant videos. If you would like to add your video to this section please email a notification to ihl-video@alma-ihl.org.

[Last updated on September 7, 2018]

General Videos

"What is International Humanitarian Law?", Canadian Red Cross (December 7, 2017).
Catherine Gribbin from the Canadian Red Cross explains what International Humanitarian Law and why it's important.
Speaker: Catherine Gribbin, Canadian Red Cross.

"Humanity in War: Adapting to the Urban Theater", Washington, DC (February 29, 2016). 
Moderator: Christie Edwards, Director, International Humanitarian Law American Red Cross; 
Nathalie Weizmann, Senior Legal Officer, Policy Development & Studies Branch, UNOCHA 
Captain Ben Wahlhaus, Senior Legal Advisor, International Law Department, IDF, 
Lawrence Lewis, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of Security & Human Rights

"IHL and humanitarian principles", International Committee of the Red Cross (June 2, 2016).
The Advanced IHL Learning Series are addressed to lecturers and trainers who wish to update their knowledge of the latest developments and challenges in international humanitarian law (IHL) and other related areas. They enable lecturers to update and deepen their expertise in topical issues, have access to teaching resources and introduce the topics in their course or training.

"ICRC President - President Peter Maurer: War, Protection and the Law: The ICRC's approach to International Humanitarian Law", International Committee of the Red Cross (May 19, 2014)

"Basic Rules of Humanitarian Law", Professor Hilary Charlesworth (Australian National University) about her views on what international humanitarian law may have been breached during operation "Protective Edge" (July 29, 2014)

"Rules of Law (in a nutshell)", ICRC (August 19, 2014)

Conduct of Hostilities 

"Friends of IHL Network Panel Talk around the protection of cultural property in armed conflict", Friends of International Humanitarian Law, (July 31, 2018).

On 16 March, the Friends of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Network—a platform initiated by Geneva Call—held a high-level panel discussion at the American University of Beirut entitled Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict.

"Combatants Dressed as Civilians? The Israeli use of Undercover Unit operations", Ido Rosenzweig (February 13, 2018).

Speaker: Ido Rosenzweig, Chairman ALMA IHL.
2nd Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency

"Violence Against Healthcare and Humanitarian Workers", Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law an Human Rights (November 24, 2016)
Babak Ali Naraghi, Head of Health Care in Danger Project, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law, University of Geneva and Geneva Academy
Caroline Abu-Sada, Director of the Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH), MSF Switzerland

'Nuclear Disarmament and International Humanitarian Law', Prof. Marianne Hanson, 
School of Political Science and International Studies (April 20, 2015)

"The Use of Chemical Weapon against the Syrian People - Does it Justify Forceful Intervention? Law and Security: Do the Two Go Together", Brandon Weinstock, INSS, (March 25, 2014).

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"State Comptroller inquiry into operation "Protective Edge"", Adv. Ido Rosenzweig, ALMA Chairman and Director of Research (terrorism and Belligerencies) at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, i24news (August 14, 2014)

Foreign fighters

"Foreign Fighters Under International Law", Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (November 7, 2014) 

IHL and refugee law

"IHL Talks - Refugees and Migrants: Legal and Human Challenges", Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (October 13, 2016) 

The refugee and migration crisis and its appalling human consequences have been qualified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as a ‘failure’ and a ‘moral collapse’.

"Global Refugee Simulation & Conference", American Red Cross (March 30, 2014)

"The Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law - A Systemic Perspective", Human Rights Consortium (December 6, 2012)

Speaker: Vincent Chetail is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva).

IHL application

"What influences the way fighters behave on the battlefield?" (July 12, 2018).
The past 15 years have seen a surge in the number of armed conflicts. Yet, some armed groups or forces seem to be more violent than others. What is it that influences their behavior?

"IHL in action", International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), (October 2, 2017).
“IHL in action: Respect for the law on the battlefield” is a collection of real case-studies documenting compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) in modern warfare.

"Translating IHL into military operations", Geneva (October 4, 2016)
Jamie Williamson, Head of Unit, Relations with Arms Carriers, ICRC.
Richard Jackson, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University, and Former Special Assistant to the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General for the Law of War Matters;
Andrew Carswell, Senior Delegate to the Armed Forces, ICRC; Lone Kjelgaard, Senior Assistant Legal Adviser at the NATO Office of Legal Affairs; Charles Garraway, Colonel, Member of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission.

“Self-defense in Armed Conflicts”, Dr. Gloria Gaggioli, Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (November 29, 2016).

International Peace Institute (IPI), together with Doctors Without Borders "Is Humanitarian Law Still Fit for Purpose?", (April 10, 2014)

"Willing and Able: Is There an International Standard for National Investigations of Alleged War Crimes?", Professor Tim McCormack, The 4th Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture at the Peace Palace in The Hague (November 26, 2014)

New technologies

"New technologies and IHL", International Committee of the Red Cross, (January 26, 2018)
ICRC legal adviser Netta Goussac talks about new technologies and IHL, including the applicability of IHL to drone strikes, the importance of human control over and the accountability gap with autonomous weapon systems. Speaker: Netta Goussac

"Day 1 Keynote Michael N Schmitt", Exeter Law School Grey Areas In the Law of Cyberspace (January 23, 2018)

"Cyber Operations and IHL: Fault Lines and Vectors", Michael N. Schmitt, Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (April 3, 2015)

"Internet in Bello International Humanitarian Law and Cyber Operations" from ICRC Research & Debate Cycle on "New technologies and the modern battlespace: Humanitarian perspectives" (May 22, 2014)

"Challenges raised by increasingly autonomous technologies" from the event on the International day dedicated to victims of armed conflicts, organized by ICRC, Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs & the Geneva Academy (June 24, 2014)

"New Battlefields/Old Laws: The Next Steps in Counterterrorism: Adapting to an Evolving Threat and an Expanding Battlefield, Dr. Daphne Richemond-Barak" - ICT, Prof. William C. Banks - Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), Prof. Laurie Blank - Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory Law School, Prof. Jennifer Daskal - Assistant Professor, American University Washington College of Law, and Prof. Nathan Sales - Syracuse University College of Law. (September 11, 2014)

"Robot warriors: technology and the regulation of war", Professor Noam Lubell University of Essex (November 5, 2014)

Student Videos

Bradley University IHL Action Campaign Presentation to Board, February 25, 2014

St. Joseph's College American Red Cross Club members - IHL Campaign - Child Soldiers, April 17, 2014 

Full Conferences

New Technologies and Warfare, ICRC, March 25, 2014

Law and Security: Do the Two Go Together, INSS, March 25, 2014 (Hebrew + English)

The 8th Annual Minerva/ICRC International Conference on International Humanitarian Law, November 24-25, 2013

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