—  From 23 to 25th November 2023  —


Barcelona , 23-25th November 2023

There are limits! The regulation of armed conflicts and their consequences on people and the environment considering International Humanitarian Rights

On the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and within the framework of the World Peace Forum, the panel will discuss the consequences and limits of armed conflicts according to International Humanitarian Law. (Geneva Convention of 1949 and its additional protocols). The consequences on people and the environment will be delved into, making special mention of the weapons used in the context of hostilities. The world must necessarily change towards a pacifist model that guarantees, in any case, the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms promulgated by the DUCH. The table aims to promote this model based on debate, research, and personal experience as tools of transformation.


Carlos Batallas Sordo

Representative of the Center for Studies on International Humanitarian Law of the Spanish Red Cross (CEDIH)

Carlos has spent 30 years in the humanitarian sector, the last 26 with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is now retired and dedicates himself to business and personal coaching. He is a volunteer for the Spanish Red Cross (department of International Humanitarian Law), teaches classes on IHL at the IE University, is a volunteer for the MPDL and a member of the editorial board of the magazine “Tiempo de Paz”.

Carlos is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the ICF and a Licensed Coach by the Ikigai® Coaching Institute. He has a DAS in International Relations, a master’s in human resources, an Advanced Management Program with the IE business School and a Certificate in Leadership of Strategic Initiatives with the IMD.


Violeta Moreno-Lax

Representative of the academic world

Senior Lecturer in Law, Founding Director of the Immigration Law program and inaugural Co-Director and co-founder of the Center for European and International Legal Affairs at Queen Mary University of London.

He is currently the holder of the prestigious Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Barcelona and will spend the spring quarter of 2024 at New York University, as a Senior Emile Noël Fellow, conducting research on the criminalization of humanitarian assistance provided. by ordinary citizens and civil society organizations to forced migrants in Europ

Aleandra Gabarró Cistaré

Responsible for International Cooperation, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, and Environment of Creu Roja in Catalonia.

Alexandra has a law degree and specializes in International Relations and International Law. She has worked for 18 years at the Red Cross, linked to the development of advocacy, awareness, and dissemination initiatives on Human Rights and IHL. Since the beginning of 2022, he has been Head of the International Cooperation, Human Rights, IHL and Environment department of CR in Catalonia. She is Professor of European Union Law and International Environmental Law at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.