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.
These Guidelines aim to bring much needed clarity and support for the conduct of effective investigations into violations of international humanitarian law. They are the result of a five-year project initiated in 2014 by the Geneva Academy and joined in 2017 by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Joshua Niyo is the first recipient of this new prize for his paper ‘Legal Obligations for Armed Non-State Actors: Can IHL and IHRL Learn from Each Other?’.
Panelists will discuss the struggle of Sednaya's former detainees for justice and accountability, and explore the role of current justice and redress initiatives in the contexts of universal jurisdiction and in the documentation of violations.
This short course discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
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This short course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.
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This project aims at mapping various existing accountability mechanisms, in the context of military interventions, through the lens of the requirements of a transitional justice process in order to identify possibilities and gaps.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.