The Global Compact Network Australia’s (GCNA) Human Rights Leadership Group (HRLG) in collaboration with Australian Red Cross and RMIT University is hosting an ‘in-conversation’ breakfast with Claude Voillat, Economic Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross, and Judy Slatyer, CEO, Australian Red Cross to discuss international humanitarian law and the implications for Australian businesses.
The nature of how armed conflicts have been fought over the last few decades has changed dramatically, including the involvement of more non-state actors and increasing risks of business to inadvertently be caught up in conflict and post-conflict related dilemmas. Whilst many businesses have adopted human rights policies, the implications of international humanitarian law (IHL) – also known as the “Laws of War” – are interconnected but distinct. For Australian companies to operate legally and safely in these complex and dangerous environments, an understanding of their obligations under IHL has become increasingly relevant and critical.
The panel discussion will explore why the laws today of war are more relevant to businesses than ever before; and touch on the work of the ICRC and ARC to support private sector organisations – globally and in Australia – to ensure respect for international humanitarian law.
The event will be held under the Chatham House rule.
Registrations are available here.
This event is kindly hosted by Corrs Chambers Westgarth