Annyssa Bellal is Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy. She is also a Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris.
Her areas of expertise include public international law, IHL and international human rights law. She is an expert on armed non-state actors and is the author of several books and articles on these different issues.
Dr Bellal formerly worked as a legal adviser for the Swiss NGO Geneva Call, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). She was also a full-time University Lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway, Ireland.
Dr Bellal holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in Public International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and an LLM in Philosophy of Law from the University of Grenoble. She also holds a Master of Advanced Studies in International Relations and an MA in Law from the University of Geneva.
This project aims to ensure better protection of and assistance for persons with disabilities in situations of armed conflict or its aftermath by identifying legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict, and the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect.
As an annual publication, The War Report provides an overview of contemporary trends in current armed conflicts, including key international humanitarian law and policy issues that have arisen and require attention.
This course, delivered in French, focuses on the study of non-state armed groups in contemporary armed conflicts and how international law regulates their actions.
International Review of the Red Cross
Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Springer
Brill | Nijhoff
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights