27 November 2018
The War Report article Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification presents an overview of the situation in Crimea, including the peninsula’s history, the 2014 annexation by Russia, the main actors involved – the Russian Federation Forces, the Ukrainian Forces and the Self-Defence Crimean Forces – and recent developments in 2018.
It will form part, along with other analysis of conflict situations, of the War Report 2018 which will be published at the beginning of 2019.
The article was written by Grazvydas Jasutis during his time as Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy.
This article provides the tools to understand the dynamics at play in this complex political situation, especially after the seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels by the Russian Armed Forces off the Crimean Peninsula on 26 November 2018, underlines Dr Annyssa Bellal, Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy.
‘Written by a scholar and conflict management practitioner with extensive experience in the region, it allows grasping with the historical and legal dimensions of this conflict and the different views of the parties’ she adds.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal provides a legal analysis of the military occupation of Crimea by Russia, including an overview of the situation, its classification as a military occupation and applicable law.
In 2016, 49 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority are non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years, highlighting the changing nature of warfare. The analysis highlights two trends: the heavy toll of current armed conflicts on civilians often trapped in sieges and battlefields in cities and increased international interventions in conflicts.
We added nine military occupations to our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online database. Visitors can discover them either by browsing the map or by browsing conflicts per types or regions.
Cette exposition photo de Giles Duley raconte l’histoire de personnes handicapées durant et suite aux conflits armés.
This annual conference, co-organized with the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex, provides a space to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and the current year in relation to armed conflicts situations.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy, this advanced seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research international humanitarian law contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.
As an annual publication, The War Report provides an overview of contemporary trends in current armed conflicts, including key international humanitarian law and policy issues that have arisen and require attention.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.