International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva conventions explained
Postponed: New date in May to be announced shortly, we will re-open ticket sales then
Alliance Française de Sacramento Library
2420 N Street, Sacramento
Tickets: Members $20 *Use Member Discount Code: HUMAN (enter and apply at checkout)
Presentation in English
Questions and Conversation in English and in French
Refreshments and wine will be served
Many people are shocked to learn that even in the chaos of war, there are rules that must be respected. Everybody has heard of "The Geneva Conventions”, but few people know what that means. Where did they come from? How effective are they? Have they made a difference in the lives of so many people affected by wars? This fascinating and very relevant topic will be covered in detail by someone who worked directly for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the creator of what is referred to today as International Humanitarian Law.
About Jean-Jacques Surbeck
Jean-Jacques Surbeck was barely out of Law School in his native Geneva, Switzerland, when he was hired by the International Committee of the Red Cross to be part of its legal team for the specific purpose of updating the 1949 Geneva Conventions. In that capacity, he had a first row seat of how humanitarian concerns don’t always match nation states’ political priorities. Now retired and living in Davis, J.J. gives occasional lectures on humanitarian law, the Middle East conflict and international law.
La présentation sera donnée en anglais, la conversation et les questions-réponses seront en anglais et en français.