Special Meeting on Topics of Current Interest in International Humanitarian Law (CAJP, 2021) - Thursday, April 29, 2021


*by Original Language

1) Opening remarks

Ambassador Josué Fiallo
Chair of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs, OAS

Dante Negro
Director of the Department of International Law, OAS General Secretaria

2) Follow-up on the pledges and resolutions from the XXXIII International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and in particular the resolution on national implementation of international humanitarian law, including the meeting and digital platform of national commissions

Romina Morello
ICRC Regional Legal Advisor for the Americas, on recent developments in IHL

Comments by delegations of the member states




Dominican Republic

3) Topic of current interest in international humanitarian law

Helen Obregón Gieseken
ICRC Legal Advisor, on “Guidelines on the Protection of the Natural Environment in Armed Conflict"

Maya Brehm
Legal adviser in the ICRC Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit, on the topic: “New technologies: autonomous weapons systems”

Comments by delegations of the member states


Costa Rica