October 31, 2013
“Acknowledge, Amend, Assist: Addressing Civilian Harm Caused by Armed Violence and Armed Conflict”
The moral imperative to help civilian victims of armed conflict and armed violence has generated widespread international action. While sharing a common goal, the various approaches currently employed sometimes conflict with each other. At this symposium, representatives of civil society, governments and militaries, international organizations, and universities will examine similarities and differences among humanitarian responses. Panelists will seek to identify areas for collaboration and gaps in assistance for victims that need to be filled. Full list of panelists here. Kenneth Rutherford, Co-Founder, Landmine Survivors Network, and Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, will present the keynote at noon, with introductory remarks by Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School.