In conversation with . . . Dr Knut Dormann

Date & time

6–7.30pm Tuesday 21 July 2015


Auditorium, Australian Centre on China in the World, Building 188, Fellows Lane, The Australian National University


Dr Knut Dörmann, Chief Legal Officer, Head of the Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross
Associate Professor Rob McLaughin, ANU College of Law


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Part of the In Conversation With ... series

IHL and terrorism: an ICRC perspective on legal and humanitarian challenges

Against a backdrop of increasingly diverse and fragmented conflicts exist complex challenges for IHL and universal humanitarian principles.

To examine these matters, join us for a conversation between Associate Professor Rob McLaughlin and Dr Knut Dörmann (Head of the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross).

Dr Dörmann will discuss the relevance of IHL in the context of terrorism and IHL’s application to the activities of non-State armed groups. Dr Dörmann will also address pressing humanitarian issues including the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, and challenges facing humanitarian access and assistance. 

Dr Dörmann has held his position as Head of the Legal Division since December 2007 and is also Chief Legal Officer of the ICRC. Dr Dörmann is and has been a member of several groups of experts working on the current challenges of IHL. He has extensively presented and published on international law of peace, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. 

Presented with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Australian Red Cross.

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