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Autonomous Weapon Systems: Legality under International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

9 May 2017

Our new publication Defending the Boundary analyses the constraints and requirements on the use of autonomous weapon systems (AWS), also called ‘killer robots’, under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

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Women walk on the roof of the Great Mosque of Djenné after praying. The Great Mosque of Djenné was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1988 along with the old town of Djenné, IHL Talk

The Protection of Cultural Property in Times of Armed Conflicts

23 May 2017, 12:15-14:00

This IHL Talk will discuss the legal framework protecting cutural property in armed conflicts situations, and recent international initiatives aiming an enhancing the protection of cultural property during armed conflict.

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Casamance, Bignona department, Djibidione municipality, Diaboudior Frontière (Senegal). ICRC market garden programme. Women are taking care of african eggplants. News

TOWARDS A RECOGNITION OF THE RIGHT TO LAND AND OTHER NATURAL RESSOURCES

12 May 2017

Our new Research Brief The Right to Land and Other Natural Resources summarizes key findings linked to the recognition of the right to land and other natural resources in the context of the current negotiation of a UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas at the UN Human Rights Council.

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THEMATIC AREAS

Peru, Huancasancos. A military helicopter allegedly shot down during the conflict in the early nineties.

Armed Conflict

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Liberia, Monrovia, Central Prison. A detainee, September 2011

Human Rights Protection

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Yemen, Sana'a. Children seeking water, May 2015

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Peru, Ayacucho. 78 victims received the mortal remains of their beloved who went missing before taking them to their village for a decent burial. Men and women are carrying the coffins of their beloved ones.

Transitional Justice

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Al Mahdi case: accused makes an admission of guilt at trial opening, August 2016

International Criminal Justice

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Colombia, Nariño, Municipio Roberto Payán, Negrito. Children are playing with fake guns.

Weapons Law

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Yemen, Pictures of the situation in the North Yemen where MSF has been assist population who is living under the bombardment of the Saudi coalition.

Law and Security

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Human Rights Council, 31st Session, General view of the room XX and delegates during of the High Level Segment, 29 February 29, 2016.

UN Human Rights Mechanisms

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Our Databases

Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC)

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflict 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.

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The Weapons Law Enyclopedia (WLE)

The Weapons Law Enyclopedia (WLE) is a pioneering online compilation of information, accessible to non-specialists, on weapon technologies, the humanitarian impacts of their use, and their regulation under public international law.

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