The future of humanitarian principles
Organised by the NCHS and PRIO in collaboration with the Norwegian Red Cross, this roundtable with Hugo Slim explored the future of humanitarian principles.
Will the principle of humanity survive the critique of anthropocentrism and a call for post-humanism?
Should neutrality be maintained in a geopolitical environment where despotic regimes thrive and control humanitarian efforts?
Should self-determination be added as a humanitarian principle in order to advance local agency?
In this closed roundtable, Hugo Slim shared some reflections on this topic against the background of his new book Solferino 21: Warfare, Civilians and Humanitarians in the Twenty-First Century.
A recording of the roundtable held on 9 May 2022 is now available here.
The roundtable was chaired by Kristoffer Lidén (Senior Researcher, PRIO and Co-Director of the NCHS).