This Forum - Responding to Conflict - concentrates on the issue of humanitarian intervention and its legal context.
Two main considerations are given attention; the responsibility of nation-states to protect their civilian population from the consequences of natural disasters and armed conflicts, and secondly, the legality and justification of external interventions in the event of nation-state failures to act responsibly. This session will also examine the use of state sovereignty to mask internal humanitarian problems, and awareness of them, among the international community.
- Grant Niemann - Senior Lecturer at Flinders University and Chair of the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee in South Australia
- Phoebe Wynn-Pope - has undertaken project and emergency coordination roles respectively with the Australian Red Cross and CARE Australia
- Craig Jurisevic - Trauma Surgeon and former combatant in Kosovo