Dec 9
Film & Panel

“War Criminals I have known”

Live Event: Wednesday 9th December 2020

The recording for this event is now available here.

Humanitarian action in today’s world has been marred by threats to multilateralism, inclusivity, and most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. How can we meet the major humanitarian challenges that people in conflict zones today face? In this Live YouTube event, Arezou Azad takes us on a journey to (re-)discover one man who manoevred competing interests in conflict zones in the interest of humanitarianism with a skill that has been unparalleled: Sergio Vieira de Mello, who paid the ultimate sacrifice when he and 21 humanitarian colleagues were killed in an al-Qa’ida attack on a UN building in Iraq 17 years ago. Dr Azad will be joined by four expert guests, who have drawn inspiration from the film “En Route to Baghdad” (2005).

Topics addressed by individual experts in the Live event include:

Dealing with non-state actors during jihad (Dr Elisabeth Kendall)

Attacks on humanitarian actors - Trends, what the law says, and what else is required (Dr Abby Stoddard and Dr Emanuela-Chiara Gillard)

Behind the scenes: The making of “En Route to Baghdad” (Simone Duarte)