The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Seminar on the Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure in Relation to Armed Conflicts

The Environmental Law Institute will be hosting a webinar on water infrastructure and armed conflict. Following the recommendations of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, the Geneva Water Hub, a centre of the University of the Geneva, acting as the Secretariat of the Panel, took the lead to draft a List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure. This set of principles systematizes for the first time the relevant rules of international law protecting water and water-related infrastructure during and after armed conflicts. The principles compile and synthesize provisions from International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law and International Water Law. Please join us for a discussion of the advanced version of the principles.

When: Wednesday, 20 March; 12-1:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: Click here to register

Speakers:
  • Dr. Mara Tignino, Reader, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva and Coordinator of the Platform for International Water Law, Geneva Water Hub
  • Öykü Irmakkesen, Researcher, Platform for International Water Law/Geneva Water Hub, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva‚Äč

Moderator:
  • Carl Bruch, Director of International Programs, Environmental Law Institute