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Human Rights Responsibilities of Armed Non-State Actors

5 March 2021, 13:00-14:30

Online side event at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council organized by the Geneva Academy, the Geneva Human Rights Platform, UN Special Procedures and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Dr Annyssa Bellal Receives a Major Grant to Conduct Research on Armed Non-State Actors

25 February 2021

Our Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law and Senior Research Fellow Dr Annyssa Bellal received a two-year grant from UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) to conduct research on armed non-state actors and their practice and interpretation of IHL and human rights norms.

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Experts Discuss the Humanitarian and Societal Impact of Military Cyber Operations

1 March 2021

At an online workshop – one of the first steps of a research project on the humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts – cyber experts discussed the humanitarian and societal impact of military cyber operations.

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