This side event – organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism with the support of the Geneva Academy – will focus on the human rights of men, women and children who are currently still detained in North-east Syria, with an aim to propose concrete human rights- compliant solutions to these ongoing human rights violations.
The event will address in particular the situation of boys, who are in a situation of cradle-to-grave detention as a form of gender discrimination, the situation of men, who are in a situation of indefinite arbitrary detention that is often sustained by their home countries, and the situation of all those who cannot be subject to voluntary and human rights-compliant repatriations. This concept note provides detailed background information about detention in North-east Syria and the position of the UN Special Rapporteur.
Participants are kindly requested to register for the event at:https://indico.un.org/event/1004679/
For the 2023–2024 academic year, we offer 16 online short courses covering legal issues and topics relevant to armed conflicts.
Our recent expert meeting, conducted in collaboration with the ICRC, addressed the growing involvement of civilians in cyber and digital operations during armed conflicts.
This online short course discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
This online short course will cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of implementation, including national legislation, dissemination and training, and discuss the mechanisms such as the International Fact-Finding Commission, as set out in the treaties.
This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.
This initiative wishes to contribute to better and more coordinated implementation, reporting and follow-up of international human rights recommendations through a global study on digital human rights tracking tools and databases.