Dr Michael Carrel will speak on "ICRC study on Customary International Humanitarian Law", at the Australian National University in Canberra, 5:30pm 26 February 2015.
"In 2005 the International Committee of the Red Cross published a study on Customary International Humanitarian Law (Customary IHL) that had been compiled after extensive research into national and international practice in IHL. The study identified 161 rules of Customary IHL which fill the gaps left by treaty law in both international and non-international armed conflicts. The study on customary IHL is available at the ICRC’s customary IHL database which provides rapid access to the rules of customary IHL and enables users to examine practice from around the world. However, the nature of armed conflict is continually evolving and in 2007, the ICRC joined with the British Red Cross to update the practice section of the Customary IHL study.
From 2007 – 13, Dr Michael Carrel was the inaugural team leader for the update project which was undertaken at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge; in this seminar he will talk about his experiences during those seven years."