Armed Conflict

Our research on armed conflict examines legal issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging, ultimately furthering better protection for victims and civilians.

Autonomous Weapon Systems under International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Completed in May 2017

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Armed Non-State Actors and the Human Rights Council

Completed in December 2016

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The Arms Trade Treaty

Completed in September 2016

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Armed Non-State Actors and the Protection of Civilians

Completed in December 2015

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Nuclear Weapons under International Law

Completed in December 2015

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Standards of Proof in Fact Finding

Completed in December 2015

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Armed Drones and Autonomous Weapon Systems under International Law

Completed in December 2015

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Protection of Education in Armed Conflict

Completed in December 2014

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Non-Kinetic-Energy Weapons

Completed in December 2011

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Rules of Engagement

Completed in December 2011

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The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Completed in December 2010

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Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Completed in December 2009

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The Law of Military Occupation

Completed in December 2008

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