Bethlehem, Bittar Illit settlement. Detail of the West Bank Barrier IHL Talks

The impact of counter-terrorism laws and policies on IHL and humanitarian action

26 January 2017, 13:00-14:00

This third IHL Talk will discuss the legal regime governing terrorism, how international humanitarian law addresses and prohibits acts of terrorism and what is the relationship with other international treaties.

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Use of Force in Law Enforcement and the Right to Life: The Role of the UN Human Rights Council

29 November 2016

Our new publication examines how the right to life is affected by law enforcement agencies’ use of force and identifies how the HRC could further promote respect for international standards governing policing.

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Participants in the expert seminar on the right to land and other natural resources, Palais des Nations, 17 November 2016 News

Expert Seminar: The Right to Land and Other Natural Resources

28 November 2016

More than 60 participants – leading experts, states’ representatives, academics and civil society’s representatives – discussed the inclusion of a right to land and other natural resources in the UN declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

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THEMATIC AREAS

Peru, Huancasancos. A military helicopter allegedly shot down during the conflict in the early nineties.

Armed Conflict

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Liberia, Monrovia, Central Prison. A detainee, September 2011

Human Rights Protection

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Yemen, Sana'a. Children seeking water, May 2015

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Peru, Ayacucho. 78 victims received the mortal remains of their beloved who went missing before taking them to their village for a decent burial. Men and women are carrying the coffins of their beloved ones.

Transitional Justice

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Al Mahdi case: accused makes an admission of guilt at trial opening, August 2016

International Criminal Justice

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Colombia, Nariño, Municipio Roberto Payán, Negrito. Children are playing with fake guns.

Weapons Law

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Yemen, Pictures of the situation in the North Yemen where MSF has been assist population who is living under the bombardment of the Saudi coalition.

Law and Security

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Human Rights Council, 31st Session, General view of the room XX and delegates during of the High Level Segment, 29 February 29, 2016.

UN Human Rights Mechanisms

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Our Databases

Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC)

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflict 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.

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The Weapons Law Enyclopedia (WLE)

The Weapons Law Enyclopedia (WLE) is a pioneering online compilation of information, accessible to non-specialists, on weapon technologies, the humanitarian impacts of their use, and their regulation under public international law.

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