VIPS-ICRC National Conference on International Humanitarian Law


Particulars of Event:

One Day National Conference on International Humanitarian Law: Celebrating 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions 1949 @ Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi [Jan 19]: Submit by Dec 10

About the conference

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. 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. Another recent challenge for IHL has been the tendency of States to label all acts of warfare committed by non-State armed groups against them as acts of "terrorists", especially in non-international armed conflicts. While armed conflict and acts of terrorism are different forms of violence governed by different bodies of law, they have come to be perceived as almost synonymous due to constant conflation in the public domain.

Thus, the conference aims to spread awareness and initiate discussions on contemporary challenges and prevailing scope of IHL on the realities of modern warfare and its impact on the protection of victims of armed conflicts.


Themes of the conference

Prospective delegates can send their submissions on the following or related themes:

·         Terrorism and IHL

·         Criminalisation of Humanitarian Actors/Organisations

·         IHL and UN Peacekeeping Operations

·         Challenge of Enforcement of IHL

·         IHL and South Asia : Challenges and Way Forward

·         New Technology of Warfare: Cyber Warfare, Autonomous Weapon System, Airburst

·         Weapon System etc.

·         Analysing Critically 70 years of Geneva Conventions

·         Domestication of IHL: Case study of countries in South Asia

·         Child soldiers: Victims or Combatants?

·         Protection of Emblems


Submission guidelines

Please submit your abstracts (maximum 300 words) through

Authors of approved abstracts will be intimated by 15th December 2018. Authors of selected papers will have to pay a participation fees of Rs. 1000/- not later than 18th December 2018. The last date for submission of full-length papers is January 7, 2019.


Eligibility criteria

Academicians, professionals, research scholars, post-graduates in law and students pursuing LL.M. from any recognised university shall be eligible to participate in the conference, subject to selection of their abstracts.


Important dates

Last date of abstract submission

10th December 2018

Communication of short-listed abstracts

15th December 2018

Early-bird payment and registration

16th December 2018

Last date of payment and registration

18th December 2018

Submission of full-length papers

7th January 2019

Day of Conference

19th January 2019



Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU- Block, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura, Delhi, 110034.



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Subject : International Humanitarian Law

Event Type :Conference

Venue: Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies , North West Delhi , Delhi , India


Event Date : 19-01-2019

Registration fee: 1000

Organiser Details:

Organiser ( Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies )

Contact Person : Aaditya Vikram Sharma

Mobile : 9910210984

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