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Jet bomberTargeted Killings and International Humanitarian Law are the subject of a conference March 26 hosted by Windsor Law and the Canadian Red Cross.

Windsor Law to partner with Canadian Red Cross for conference

For the third time, Windsor Law will partner with the Canadian Red Cross to address international humanitarian law. On March 26, the co-organizers will host a half-day conference at Canterbury College to help uncover the role that international humanitarian law (IKL) plays in situations concerning targeted killings during armed conflict.

The conference will bring together experts, academics, practitioners, and representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross. Windsor Law dean Christopher Waters will provide a welcome address and opening remarks. The conference will include commentators from the Canadian Armed Forces, and Craig Forcese, professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, will provide the keynote address.

The objective of the conference is not only to educate the public and bring awareness to the discussion surrounding IHL and the protection of people caught up in armed conflict, but also to engage academics and students alike in discussions on the application of IHL and the role of the Canadian Red Cross in promoting and safe-guarding these laws.

The Targeted Killings and International Humanitarian Law Conference is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register online or contact IHLConference@redcross.ca. The conference will take place in room 202, Canterbury College, from 1 to 5 p.m., with registration from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Space is limited and those who register will receive a registrant package upon arrival, however non-registrant walk-ins are also welcome.

—Rachelle Prince

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