10.3.2009 Guest Lecture: International Humanitarian Law: A Practitioner’s Perspective

The Ius Gentium organized an event on International Humanitaria Law: A Practitioner’s Perspective. Quest speaker Dominique Loye, Deputy Head of the Arms Unit (Legal Division) of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), representing a humanitarian organisation with operations in around 80 countries. Mr. Loye will talked about how and why the ICRC formulates its positions on individual issues related to international humanitarian law, with a special focus on the latest developments and challenges in the international regulation of weapons and their practical implementation.

Dominique Loye has been working for more than 15 years with the ICRC. Currently his main tasks are on legal, military and technical aspects related to weapons and their implications for institutional activities in the field of the law of war. He has been involved in many negotiations and in the implementation of newer weapons treaties such as the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War and in the new Convention on Cluster Munitions. Dominique Loye is holder of a Master in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Geneva