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Armed Conflict and Protection of Future Generations
The Conference will begin with an introduction to IHL, linking the topic to the law of armed conflict and be followed by a panel. This event will bring together experts in the field, including academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges that this topic raises, including the impact of war on children, the environmental impact of conflict, and new weapons technologies and what lies ahead.

Feb 4, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Sophie Rondeau
Senior Legal Advisor, International Humanitarian Law @Canadian Red Cross
Sophie Rondeau is the current Senior Legal Advisor, IHL, at the Canadian Red Cross. She is a lawyer with the Quebec Bar and an OOCAH (Observatoire canadien sur les crises et l’action humanitaires) associate member. She holds an LL.B (UdeM), an LL.M (international law, UQAM) and an LL.D (UNIGE/ ULaval). Over the years, she worked in the field of international humanitarian law, international justice and human rights in institutions such as the Diakonia, Rights and Democracy, the Canadian Red Cross, the Jean-Pictet Competition and the ICTY. She is also a lecturer at Université Sherbrooke.
Jonathan Horowitz
Legal Advisor @International Committee of the Red Cross, Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada
Jonathan Horowitz is a Legal Advisor at the ICRC’s Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada, based in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on new technologies of warfare, conduct of hostilities, and support relationships. In addition to his work as a legal advisor for other institutions, Jonathan has managed teams of investigators and conducted human rights and/or IHL investigations in Afghanistan, France, Kenya, the Netherlands, Pakistan, and Sudan for the United Nations, nongovernmental organizations, and legal defence teams. Jonathan received his LLM from the University of Essex (UK) and has published on legal aspects relating to the transfer of conflict-related detainees, the application of human rights law in times of occupation, transnational use of force, and IHL and human rights fact-finding methodologies. He is also the author and co-author of several reports that document human rights abuses and/or IHL violations in the context of armed conflict and counterterrorism
Nourhan Moustafa
Director of the International Humanitarian Law Unit @Maat (Association for Peace,Development and Human Rights)
Nourhan is Director of the International Humanitarian Law Unit – Maat, Egypt, where she is the liason with the International Criminal Court to coordinate activities to enhance the capacity of young people to understand international mechanisms and the implementation of the ICC Rome Statute in the Middle East.It also leads a voluntary initiative called IHL and law students , which has more than 8000 members from around the world, and to promote and implement international humanitarian law.
Nidhi Kapur
Child Protection, Gender and Inclusion Consultant, @Proteknon
Nidhi Kapur is a child protection, gender and inclusion specialist with almost fifteen years of field-based experience. Nidhi has worked for a number of international organisations, including the British Red Cross, Save the Children, International Alert, War Child UK, Handicap International, and Right to Play in countries including Liberia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Nidhi holds a Masters’ Degree in the Theory and History of International Relations from the London School of Economics (with a dissertation focus on Rwanda) and a BA Honours in International Relations and Psychology from the University of Toronto.