6TH Yerevan international conference on IHL

The Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU) and the International and Comparative Law Center, with the support of the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Armenia and the Protection of Rights Without Borders NGO announce the 6th Yerevan International Conference for Young Researchers “International Humanitarian Law: Problems and Perspectives of Development”, which will be held on 9-11 December 2013 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. The 2013 conference on IHL will be dedicated to Interaction between International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, Repression of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity under International Criminal Law.
The purpose of the conference is to create a forum for young law professionals to discuss current challenges of modern armed conflicts in the light of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law. The official language of the Conference will be English.

The papers submitted for the conference should be dedicated to the one of the following subtopics or otherwise fit the general announced topic of the conference:

. Main Challenges in Applying International Human Rights Law to International and Non-International Armed Conflicts;
. Extraterritorial Application of International Human Rights Law during Armed Conflicts;
. Protection of Derogable and Non-Derogable Human Rights during Armed Conflicts and Situations of Violence,
. Repression of the Crime of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity in Contemporary International Criminal Law,
. The Role of the International and Hybrid Tribunals and Equivalent Institutions in Prevention and Punishment of War Crimes;
. International Criminal Court before and after Campala Review Conference: Trends and Developments.

Young researchers in the field of IHL under the age of 35 are invited to take part in the pre-selection process of the conference. In order to apply for participation in the conference the applicants should submit a research paper within the scope of the announced conference topics.
The APPLICATION PACKAGE should be sent to ihlconference@rau.am and comprise of an Abstract of the paper (maximum 500 words), a duly completed Application Form (according to Annex 1), as well as a professional CV. The deadline for submitting the application package is November 12, 2013. The applicants will be selected on a competitive basis. The selection results will be announced on November 15, 2013. Selected applicants will receive an official invitation letter, including the program details and the venue.

Organizing Committee will provide the participants of the Conference with visa support, accommodation, meals, local transportation and materials during the Conference days. Please note that round-trip travel expenses are to be covered by the participants of the Conference.
Shall you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Organizing Committee via E-mail: ihlconference@rau.am or visit our website www.ihlyerevan.rau.am

Yours Sincerely,
Organizing Committee