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National Law University, Delhi Conducts a 3 Day Programme on Humanitarian Law

Mar 3, 2014 06:23 IST

    National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) has associated with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Delegation to conduct an ongoing programme, started from 03 March and will go on till 05 March at NLU Delhi. The event called – ‘Advance International Humanitarian Law for South Asian Academics Training Programme (AISAAT)’ is meant for mainly academicians belonging to legal institutions.

    The theme kept for AISAAT 2014 is 'Contemporary Challenges in International Humanitarian Law.'

    The sessions of the three-day programme - AISAAT will highlight new weapons technology, confluence of humanitarian law and criminal law, new dimensions in IHL, enforcement of IHL, among various other topics.

    A round-table on the 'Arms Trade Treaty' is also on the cards and may take place during the course of the programme.

    The event is expecting near about 25 academicians arriving from Afghanistan, Bangladesh,  Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and parts of India to present papers in AISAAT on various issues ranging from role of private military contractors, cyber warfare, legality of use of drones, direct participation in hostilities, terrorism, piracy, child soldiers, role of international humanitarian law in post-conflict countries and the like.

    The idea of hosting AISAAT is to discover complex issues and revive the debate in various aspects, as well as to bolster teaching and research in these areas.

    NLUD has signed a MoU with the University of Passau, Germany. The MoU includes student and faculty exchange programmes, in addition to other academic activities, research and publication projects.

    At a special Convocation, the university also conferred the Honorary Degree of 'Doctor of Laws' (LLD Honoris Causa) to David Johnston, governor general and commander-in-chief of Canada.

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