The first study of this kind, part of broader research on IHL and the UN Security Council.
Our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on IHL Dr Annyssa Bellal travelled this summer to North-East Syria as part of the research project she leads on the practice and interpretation of ANSAs on core IHL norms.
On our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal
An article published in The Journal of Peasant Studies by our Senior Research Fellow Dr Joanna Bourke Martignoni.
This event will discuss proposals to guide Swiss governmental and civil society activities so that they implement the rights enshrined in UNDROP through their international engagement.
Our new Research Brief The Right to Seeds in Europe (also available in French and Spanish) focuses on the steps that the EU and the EU Member States shall take – via the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) – to better protect the right to seeds.
Sgt Russell Gilchrest, US Army, Wikimedia Commons
Several armed conflicts classified in our RULAC online portal see the participation of mercenaries or private military security companies alongside states’ armed forces. Dr Chiara Redaelli, in charge of RULAC and an expert in IHL, answers our questions regarding what IHL says about this phenomenon.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification or are unconventional, experimental or challenging. It thus advances understanding and stimulates debate in the academic community and in policy-making institutions, government and the private sector.
We currently focus on the following four areas, which all raise crucial legal, policy and protection questions.