Human Rights Program Symposium: “Acknowledge, Amend, Assist: Addressing Civilian Harm Caused by Armed Conflict and Armed Violence”
When: Thursday, October 31, 12-4:30 pm
Where: Milstein West B, Wasserstein Hall – HLS
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Keynote by Kenneth Rutherford, Co-Founder, Landmine Survivors Network, and Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, with introductory remarks by Martha Minow, Dean, Harvard Law School
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Legal Frameworks and Context
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Principles and Practice
The moral imperative to help civilian victims of armed conflict and armed violence has generated widespread international action. While sharing a common goal, the various approaches currently employed sometimes conflict with each other. At this internationalsymposium, representatives of civil society, governments, militaries, and universities will examine similarities and differences among humanitarian responses. Panelists will seek to identify gaps in assistance and areas for future collaboration.