Panelists and participants at the recently-held 6th South Asian Conference on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, talk about some of the key issues that were discussed at the forum. This edition of the conference was organised together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Sri Lanka.

Promoting respect for IHL is a key part of the ICRC’s work. The ICRC organizes an annual regional conference in South Asia to discuss and analyse new dimensions and emerging issues with respect to IHL. The theme of this year’s conference “IHL: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” encompassed several sub topics including ‘IHL, Armed Conflict and Terrorism’; ‘IHL and Implications for Peacekeeping Operations’; ‘Addressing the Issue of Missing Persons’, among others.


Glimpses of the three-day conference: