The second International Conference on Islam and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) was held in the Iranian city of Qom on December 7-8, 2016, attended by scholars from 20 countries and sponsored by the Iranian Red Crescent Society, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Center of Comparative Studies on Islam and International Humanitarian Law.
During the conference, which was attended by such personalities as Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Islamic world’s affairs; Ahmad Moballeghi, member of the Experts Assembly; Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and Amir Hossein Ziaei, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, domestic and foreign scholars and researchers as well as advisors to international committees of the Red Cross presented papers on the following issues:
- Common humanitarian values in world religions and the role of religion in humanitarianism
- Protected persons and locations in armed conflicts
- Protection of the environment and access to natural resources, in particular water
- The Dead and the Missing in Armed Conflicts
More information on this two-day conference is available here.