31 May Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law – Opinio Juris Symposium
[Parisa Zangeneh is a PhD student at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, where she is a recipient of the Hardiman Scholarship.]
In 2020, the volume Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law was published as part of the Routledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict Book Series. Edited by Eve Massingham and Annabel McConnachie, the book explores the various ways in which Common Article 1 (CA1) of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols I and III may be interpreted and applied in order to fulfill the title’s goal. To this end, Opinio Juris is pleased to be hosting a symposium on the book in furtherance of the conversation on how to ensure respect for IHL.
This symposium follows a webinar on the book hosted by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, which will be made into a podcast.
In this symposium a number of authors have been asked to reflect on the themes of the book – both by way of review of the book chapters but also by way of proposing new angles of consideration for CA1. Contributors to the book, and to the symposium, include scholars and practitioners with a wealth of experience in international humanitarian law and in domestic and international practice. Their diverse expertise allows us to examine CA1 from a wide range of angles, providing a rich and hopefully fruitful discussion of the external dimension of CA1.
We hope you enjoy the symposium.