15 November 2019
Our new War Report article Non-International Armed Conflict To Continue in Sinai?, written by Annabel Bassil, discusses the non-international armed conflict (NIAC) between Egypt and Wilayat Sinai, an armed non-state actor that has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group.
While Israel conducts, since mid–2015, airstrikes against Wilayat Sinai, the author indicates that the conflict remains a NIAC as the Egyptian Government consents to these strikes.
The article starts by providing background information about the conflict, its origins, parties and developments in 2019. The author then discusses whether the threshold of intensity of violence and organization of Wilayat Sinai required to classifying the situation as a NIAC are still met in 2019.
‘This article provides the keys to understand this NIAC, including the origin of the conflict and how it could evolve in the coming months’, underlines Dr Annyssa Bellal, Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal provides a legal analysis of this NIAC that is taking place in Egypt, including an overview of the situation, their classification, parties to the conflict and applicable international law.
Our RULAC online portal provides a detailed analysis of these conflicts. It has been updated to include recent developments, including the current peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Tamara Aburamadan, currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
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This online IHL Talk aims at shining light on substantial and/or procedural challenges to the effective and principled promotion of international law at the UN Security Council, including from a State’s perspective.
This online shhort course will explore the interlinkages between displacement and transitional justice from the angle of public international law.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This project aims at compiling and analysing the practice and interpretation of selected international humanitarian law and human rights norms by armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It has a pragmatic double objective: first, to offer a comparative analysis of IHL and human rights norms from the perspective of ANSAs, and second, to inform strategies of humanitarian engagement with ANSAs, in particular the content of a possible ‘Model Code of Conduct’.
Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.