Treatment of prisoners of war in armed conflict

A panel discussion on the rules of international law relating to treatment by belligerents of prisoners of War. The panelists will examine discuss the Updated Commentaries on the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War that was recently produced by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). What motivated the ICRC to update the commentaries and what methodology was adopted in doing so? How do the commentaries interpret the provisions of the Geneva Conventions on the conditions of detention of POWs and the position of POWs who have distinct needs or face distinct risks?

This event is organised by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The panel will feature Yvette Issar (ICRC, Geneva), Professor Dapo Akande, Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne (University of Bristol) and Andrea Raab (ICRC, London) and will be chaired by Dr Miles Jackson (Oxford). A drinks reception will follow.