States have different international law obligations regarding the criminal repression and suppression of IHL violations, such as war crimes. In order to be effective, these existing obligations need to be implemented and enforced at the national level. In December 2019, the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red crescent adopted a resolution entitled “Bringing IHL home: A road map for better national implementation of international humanitarian law”. The resolution is based on the widely shared recognition that better respect for IHL is needed to protect victims of armed conflict, and that implementing IHL at the domestic level is an essential step towards achieving this goal. In 2021, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) published its Guidelines on the national implementation of international humanitarian law, a document providing legal and practical assistance to States and National Societies for implementing the resolution, and thus IHL, at the domestic level.
In this webinar, hosted by the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ/VU Amsterdam) and the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law (IHCL) platform, Giulia Marcucci, Legal Adviser from the ICRC (Paris delegation), will provide an overview on the topic of IHL implementation and present the ICRC Guidelines, focusing particularly on the aspect of criminal repression. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
Speaker: Giulia Marcucci
Giulia Marcucci is currently an ICRC Legal Adviser in the Paris delegation. Prior to her current role, she worked in the ICRC Legal Division in Geneva, as well as at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Security and Law Program, in different capacities. Additionally, she collaborated with several NGOs in the human rights field. She holds an LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy, A Master’s in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from the University of Sciences Po, Paris, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Trieste.
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Webinar ‘Domestic implementation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL): War crimes prosecutions’
Tuesday 14 December, 15:00-16:15 CET