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On April 10-11, 1995, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Red Cross, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, hosted the Conference on International Humanitarian Law. Experts and scholars addressed key issues relating to the contemporary relevance of international humanitarian law, with respect to UN peacekeeping activities; the gathering of evidence of humanitarian law violations; international displaced persons in armed conflicts; belligerents' duty to avoid civilian casualties; and the enforcement of humanitarian law by states and the international community.

On April 13, 1995, the Center, the International Legal Studies Program, and the Washington College of Law sponsored the second annual Conference on the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. The Conference convened jurist, diplomats, and human rights activist to analyze human rights violations in this hemisphere and the institutional response to these violations.

A complete review of the neither conference was possible in this issue of The Human Rights Brief due to publication deadlines.

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