Round Table Discussion

Armed Conflict in Ukraine and Modern European and Global Changes


Dr. Bruno Husquinet – independent humanitarian affairs specialist, the Deputy Head of the ICRC delegation in Moscow 2014-2015. He has been working in conflict zones since 2003, headed the offices of the ICRC in Libya, Iraq, Pakistan during the period of escalation of armed conflicts. Now is working in conflict zones again.  Leveraging on his professional experience and his background in Slavic Studies, he provides strategic support to profit and non-profit institutions.

The clarification of the nature of the armed conflict in Ukraine (international or non-international) is important for defining the relevant rules of international humanitarian law. During the work of the round table, judicial practice, doctrinal approaches to the qualification of armed conflicts were discussed. In particular, the trends to eliminate the differences between international and non-international armed conflicts, the need to introduce tools for the protection of victims of the armed conflict in Ukraine, measures to combat terrorist financing, the problems of modernizing the methodology of evidence of terrorist financing and the issue of establishing international legal responsibility for terrorist activities were analyzed.

The researchers discussed the priority areas of work in the field of modernization of scientific research on the issues of the law of armed conflicts, the issue of modernizing the methodology of educational activities in the field of international humanitarian law and the dissemination of knowledge and strengthening the respect for the international humanitarian law by civil society.