On 14 November 2020, the Italian Red Cross organized a webinar on the topic “Covid-19 and International Humanitarian Law: Problems and Perspectives”. The webinar, organized as part of the training of IHL national instructors, was open to all interested persons. More than 300 persons participated to it.
The event was introduced and moderated by Professor Giulio Bartolini, Director of the Jean Monnet Project ‘Disseminating Disaster Law for Europe’. Distinguished speakers included:
- Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC Regional Director for Near and Middle East
- Marco Longobardo, Lecturer in International Law at University of Westminster
- Emanuela-Chiara Gillar, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict of the University of Oxford and Associate Fellow at Chatham House’s International Law Programme
- Andrea Spagnolo, Researcher in International Law and University of Turin
The topics covered by the webinar included: the impact of Covid-19 on humanitarian operations; belligerents’ obligations in relation to Covid-19; the impact of sanctions and anti-terrorism measures in the Covid-19 response; UNSC resolution 2532 (2020) and the role of the Security Council.