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Red Cross Oration 2015: Facing the Future - Challenges to International Humanitarian Law

Presented by Dr Helen Durham at University of Tasmania, Wednesday 20 May 2015.

Focusing on key themes such as improving compliance with IHL, increasing engagement with non-state armed groups and the work being done to prevent sexual violence - Helen discussed some of the contemporary challenges facing international humanitarian law and humanitarian action.

Helen Durham is the ICRC Director of International Law and Policy - the first woman to hold the position and the first non-Swiss national (and first Australian) to join the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Directorate in Geneva. Helen is the former Director of International Law and Strategy at Australian Red Cross.