The Russian-Armenian University (RAU) in cooperation with the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia (ICRC)announce the 9th Yerevan International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law, which will be held from 10 November to 12 November 2016 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

The Conference is a unique international platform for the discussion of contemporary issues and perspectives related to IHL development among young scholars. Since 2007 the geography of the Conference has grown: during these years RAU has hosted participants from Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Georgia, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Over the years the Conference has grown into a traditional scientific event for RAU in particular and for the legal community of Armenia in general. Each year the participants of the Conference, as well as the invited national and international experts are offered a platform to share their views on different issues related to IHL development. With this the Conference undoubtedly makes an effective contribution to the whole process of reaffirmation and development of IHL. Over the years the organizers of the Conference have hosted a number of renowned international experts in the field of International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law and Constitutional Law thus providing a unique possibility to the participants not only to be heard by the established professionals and experts, but also to engage with them in the open discussion over their opinions and views. On top of it all, the Conference is providing a unique opportunity to the alumni to become a part of an already established international network of legal professionals from all over the world. Finally, the Conference provides a unique cultural experience of visiting the always beautiful and hospitable Armenia and gives a chance to meet old and new friends from all over the world.