Conflict, Humanitarian assistance and protection, International Humanitarian Law, Islam, Terrorism

OC work underway on accessible guide to IHL for aid workers

My first project update for Osman Consulting, where I am working on developing a guide to International Humanitarian Law for aid workers:

Somalia-ZoneK-camp-Oct2012 Somalia – Child in Zone K camp (Oct 2012)

The need for nuanced understandings and innovative applications of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) – or the law of armed conflict, the law that regulates the conduct of armed conflicts, that branch of international law which seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict by protecting persons who are not or no longer participating in hostilities, and by restricting and regulating the means and methods of warfare available to combatants -, has probably never been greater: the Syrian crisis shows no signs of abating; renewed escalations of violence have erupted in Iraq, precipitating fresh displacement; and a slew of states in the Middle East and Africa are trapped in political instability and sustained low-level conflict, while additionally contending with the cross-border effects of conflict in neighbouring or nearby countries. The victims of armed conflict, nowadays primarily civilians, face protracted and multifaceted insecurities…

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