Conference: “Legal Architecture of Humanitarian Action” 6-7 Dec. 2018, Aula Baszkiewicza, Collegium Politicum, University of Warsaw
Network on Humanitarian Action and University of Warsaw event
Right to humanitarian assistance is nowadays considered to be one of basic human rights. Many states and organizations, including United Nations, stress importance of access to humanitarian assistance in case of armed conflicts and in other types of crises. Despite international efforts, population of some regions or even whole states continues suffering, deprived of access to basic resources and cut from external aid. Humanitarian workers become too frequently victims of different types of attacks, but on the other hand – they are sometimes perpetrators of assaults against local people, thus provoking additional threats and crises.
During the conference we will focus on identification of main challenges in organization of humanitarian action from the perspective of international and national law. We will discuss such issues like: reality of contemporary UN operations, responsibility of international organisations, including African Union, role of terrorist groups, IDPs crisis, Haiti and Rohingya crisis, impact of climate change and many others. Among speakers are specialists from leading Polish universities as well as from Brussel, Groningen, Bochum, Jerusalem.
The conference includes also Citizens’ Dialogue “EU humanitarian challenges” with Androulla Kaminara, Director, DG ECHO, European Commission and Joost Herman, President of Network on Humanitarian Action.
Simultaneous interpretation into Polish and English will be provided only during the first day of the conference (Thursday, 6th December).
Admission is free of charge. Please note that registration is required and the event will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
Persons responsible for organization: Patrycja Grzebyk, Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza & Agnieszka Kowalska