How is International Humanitarian Law relevant in modern humanitarian crises?

Event date: 
21 Sep 2015
6:00pm to 7:30pm
G02, Ground Floor, UNSW Law
International Humanitarian Law
Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier & Laurence Binet
From Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
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How is International Humanitarian Law relevant in modern humanitarian crises? 
Join the AHRCentre, Australian Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as we welcome Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier and Laurence Binet from Médecins Sans Frontières. Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier will discuss the difficulty in providing humanitarian aid amidst the modern disregard to International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and Laurence Binet will discuss the role MSF plays in speaking out when confronted with significant violence, neglected crises or obstruction to aid. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.

Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier is the legal director of MSF and is former research director at the Foundation Médecins Sans Frontières. She is involved in framing the rights and responsibilities of MSF humanitarian and medical activities in situations of armed conflict, sexual violence, and when interacting with judicial systems and inquiries. 
Laurence Binet is the Director of Studies at MSF International. As part of her role, she has researched and written a series of case studies to create a record of when and why MSF has been moved to speak out, including her latest Speaking Out Case Study, MSF and Srebrenica, 1993–2003.