30
Jan
2023
Malmö International

Sweden

Our guest speaker, Henrique Garbino,  is a former Rotary Peace Fellow (Uppsala, 2017-2019) and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Swedish Defence University (2021-present). He served as a combat engineer officer in the Brazilian Army for over a decade (2006-2017). His experience in the military covered a wide range of different activities, such as explosive ordnance disposal, civil-military coordination, and training and education, in contexts as diverse as border control, law enforcement, and United Nations peace operations. After his military service, he has focused on reducing the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in Tajikistan (2018), Colombia (2018-2019), and Ukraine (2019-2020; 2022). His doctoral dissertation aims at identifying viable ways of reducing the use of landmines by non-state armed groups.

The 1997 Ottawa Convention fully prohibits the production, stockpiling, transfer, and use of anti-personnel landmines and is usually considered one of the most efficient international treaties. To date, there are 164 signatory states and anti-personnel landmines have become a taboo in most societies. Still, some states such as Myanmar, Syria, and Russia have recently used such weapons. The main problem, however, is the non-state actors who are not directly bound by international humanitarian law. Insurgencies and terrorist groups, from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to the Islamic State, have often used landmines and similar explosive devices.

This will be a hybrid meeting held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö, and virtually on Zoom.

To join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84905041194?pwd=aDltcU1zZEhoZkxCZFdzSXhvOUJOZz09
Meeting ID: 849 0504 1194
Passcode: MIRC2390

The Zoom waiting room will be open from 17:45 and only members and guests who have notified us in advance will be admitted to the meeting. Please sign in with your actual name. Aliases and nicknames are not accepted.

Guests are always warmly welcome at Malmö International Rotary meetings, either in-person or virtually. If you would like to join us for dinner in the hotel restaurant after the meeting, please plan to arrive in the hotel lobby by 17:45 so that we can help you order your meal at a discounted price.