Towards a Digital Emblem? Benefits, risks and possible solutions

Event description

Event date: 3 November 2022, 13:30–14:45 CET

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will launch its report titled Digitalising the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal Emblems: Benefits, Risks and Possible Solutions. An ICRC emblem is traditionally used in a conflict to signify that the person or object wearing such an emblem falls under humanitarian operations and should not be targeted.

The new ICRC report elaborates on its efforts in developing a ‘digital emblem’, which would signify the equivalent of the traditional emblem in a reality where conflicts are gradually becoming digitalised.

This event will be chaired by Swiss Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative Félix Baumann and feature a keynote address by ICRC Vice President Gilles Carbonnier, along with five expert panellists.

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