Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts Project 'RULAC PROJECT'
International humanitarian law 
International human rights law 
International criminal law 
International refugee law 
Qualification of armed conflicts 
Application of international law to non-state actors 
Application of humanitarian and human rights law to international organisations 
Derogation from human rights treaties in situations of emergency 
Interaction between humanitarian law and human rights in armed conflicts 
Key documents 
Other key Issues
Towards an Arms Trade Treaty
First Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
RULAC View - August 2012
RULAC View - February 2012
RULAC View - March 2012
RULAC View - April 2012
RULAC view - October 2012
RULAC View - June 2012

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts Project is an initiative of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights to support the application and implementation of international law in armed conflict. Through its global database and analysis, the Project aims ultimately to report on every concerned State and disputed territory in the world, considering both the legal norms that apply as well as the extent to which they are respected by the relevant actors.


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The RULAC View

The conflict in Syria, October 2012

The Arms Trade Treaty: a work in progress? August 2012;   Overview of torture litigation in the USA and Canada, June 2012;   The International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor’s decision on Palestine, April 2012;   National Amnesty laws and the indictment of Judge Baltasar Garzón in Spain, March 2012;     Jurisdictional Immunities of the State, Judgment of the International Court of Justice, February 2012

Recent resolution and statement

General Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly to Accord Palestine ‘Non-Member Observer State’ Status in United Nations (29 November 2012), GA/11317

The eleventh session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute (November 2012) - Resolutions and reports 

ICRC statements at the 67th UN General Assembly: The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction – ICRC statement to the United Nations, 18 October 2012


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