The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
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Modern Technologies in Armed Conflicts

Modern Technologies in Armed Conflicts. Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

Modern technologies used in armed conflicts set new challenges to warfare and existing international humanitarian law. How does international humanitarian law apply in cyber warfare? What kind of legal and ethical questions the emerging use of autonomous weapons may rise?

When? 9.00-11.30 14 April 2016
Where? Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), Helsinki University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33.

Speakers include:
Ms Julie Tenenbaum, Regional Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross
Dr Jarna Petman, Vice Dean and Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki
Mr Jakob Haerting, Doctoral Candidate, University of Turku

The seminar is organized by the Finnish Red Cross and Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. The seminar is part of the Gunnar Rosén International Humanitarian Law Competition. For further information, go to

For more information on the seminar, contact Elina Almila,

No registration needed.