In 2018, 69 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority are non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years.
This photo exhibition by Giles Duley tells the stories of persons with disabilities during and following armed conflicts.
Marco Sassòli focuses in his new IHL book on controversies, solutions and the challenges faced when implementing the Law
Our new publication explores state responsibility for human rights violations committed by armed non-state actors in its territory.
Our new Research Brief discusses the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in implementing the UN Declaration.
Our new publication addresses the direct responsibilities of business actors to respect and, in some circumstances, facilitate gender equality guarantees under international human rights law.
To launch our new publication on persons with disabilities and armed conflict, we host a joint-panel with the ICRC to explore the impact of armed conflict on persons with disabilities.
UN Photo/ Jean Marc Ferré
In the perspective of a conference co-organized with the Global Studies Institute (University of Geneva), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Canton of Geneva, we invite proposals that focus on the role of human rights mechanisms in implementing international humanitarian law.
Our new Research Brief Harmonizing War Crimes Under the Rome Statute discusses the need to harmonize the list of war crimes that can be committed in international armed conflicts with those that can be committed in non-international armed conflicts.
UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
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.Read more >
The Weapons Law Encyclopedia (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.Read more >