On 27-28 October, Professor Guglielmo Verdirame and Dr Kate Parlett will participate in the 3rd Conference on International Humanitarian Law in Rome, Italy. The conference will address The Protection of Civilian Population in Warfare – The Role of Humanitarian Organizations and Civil Society and will be held at the Scuola Ufficiali Carabineri. Guglielmo will contribute a paper on humanitarian organizations and civil society in public international law, and Kate will moderate a panel on humanitarian organizations and civil society in international humanitarian law. The keynote will be delivered by H.E. Christos Stylianidis, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. He will address the audience at the presence of the Italian Ministers of Defence, Foreign and Home Affairs as well as of the Commander of the Carabinieri, General Tullio Del Sette, and of the Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni. Information on the conference, including registration information, is available here.
In addition, Guglielmo and Kate are part of a small group of experts who will have a private audience with Pope Francis. The Pope will address them on issues of international humanitarian law, at Vatican City.