Event information

31 August 2018, 12:30-14:00

Rights, Faith and Fights: Armed Non-State Actors and Contemporary Conflicts

Event

Many armed non-state actors (ANSAs) look through the lens of their religious ideologies before undertaking any commitment to international humanitarian law (IHL). At the same time, IHL is based on norms also rooted in the rules of religions and customs. Legal experts, institutions have thought through on how to make ANSAs ‘own’ norms. In other words, to which type of engagement could ANSAs but also states agree and what role does religion play in this engagement? Is there an international body looking at these questions at all and if not why not?

As the second in a series of talks on IHL brought to you by the UN Library Geneva in collaboration with the Geneva Academy, this Library Talk will explore the application of IHL to contemporary conflicts as related to ANSAs.

Discussion with

  • Farhan Alfarhan, Expert and Foreign Policy Advisor, Saudi Arabia
  • Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy
  • Kamelia Kemileva, Special Projects Manager, Geneva Academy
  • Michael Wiener, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Registration

For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory. Interested participants are invited to register online before 31 August 2018.

Location

Library Events Room (B.135), B Building, 1st Floor, Palais des Nations, 8 – 14 avenue de la Paix, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Nations

Palais des Nations

Practical information to access the Library Events Room (B.135).

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