Non-State Actors and International Humanitarian Law.

International Institute of Humanitarian Law

Non-State Actors and International Humanitarian Law.

Organized armed groups: a challenge for the 21st century

In a security landscape characterised by the changing nature of armed conflicts and the proliferation of non-state actors, the problem of the applicability and enforcement of international humanitarian law poses a number of new controversial issues and fundamental challenges. Difficulties arise in clarifying the very notion of non-state actors; in defining whether and when they are parties to an armed conflict; in ensuring their adherence to relevant principles and rules of international humanitarian law; in preventing, prosecuting and sanctioning violations.

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Pagine: 256

ISBN: 9788856824278

Edizione: 1a edizione 2010

Codice editore: 1136.85

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Pagine: 256

ISBN: 9788856827200

Edizione:1a edizione 2010

Codice editore: 1136.85

Possibilità di stampa: No

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The book collects a series of contributions by well known scholars and practitioners on the problem of the applicability of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights to the increasing number of Non-State Actors involved in contemporary armed conflicts.
The notion of Non-State Actors is a very broad notion in which Non Governmental Organizations, Private Military Companies, but also rebels, terrorist groups, sea pirates are included.
A wide spectrum of issues - including the questions of accountability of Non-State Actors and of the affordability of initiatives which could lead organized armed groups to abide by the existing international norms - are extensively explored not only from a strictly legal perspective.

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law is an independent, non-profit humanitarian organisation founded in 1970. Its headquarters are situated in Villa Ormond, Sanremo (Italy). Its main objective is the promotion and dissemination of international humanitarian law, human rights, refugee law and migration law. Thanks to its longstanding experience and its internationally acknowledged academic standards, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law is considered a centre of excellence and has developed close co-operation with the most important International Organizations. Forty years of meetings and intense academic activity addressing the main topics of humanitarian law, under the auspices of the Institute, have created what has universally become known as "humanitarian dialogue in the spirit of Sanremo".

Maurizio Moreno, Preface
Part I. Opening session
Maurizio Moreno, Vincenzo Scotti, Opening addresses
Massimo Donzella, Welcome address
Jacob Kellenberger, Keynote address
Giampaolo Di Paola, Pierre-Michel Joana, Francesco Rocca, Sandro Calvani, Addresses
Part II. Understanding organized armed groups
Elisabeth Decrey Warner, Charateristics and motivations of organized armed groups
Marco Pedrazzi, The status of organized armed groups in contemporary armed conflicts
Andreas Wigger, Enganging and negotiating with organized armed groups: a field perspective
Part III. Organized armed groups: legal obligations and accountability
Robin Geiss, Humanitarian law obligations of organized armed groups
Andrew Clapham, Human rights obligations of organized armed groups
Liesbeth Zegveld, Accountability of organized armed groups
Part IV. Private Military and Security Companies
Paul Seger, The Swiss initiative on private military and security companies
Philip Spoerri, Private military and security companies
Part V. New forms of violence: challenges to the international legal framework
Claus Kress, Transnational violence
Gabor Rona, The problem of terrorism and criminalization
Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg, The special issue of privacy
Part VI. The specific role of non-governmental organizations: how to better ensure compliance with international humanitarian law
Priscilla Hayner, Creating incentives for compliance: between amnesty and criminalization
Olivier Bangerter, Disseminating and implementing international umanitarian law within organized armed groups. Measures armed groups can take to improve respect for international humanitarian law
Marco Sassoli, Involving organized armed groups in the development of the law?
Part VII. Celebration of the 60 th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and of the 150 th anniversary of the birth of the idea of the Red Cross: the Battle of Solferino
Silvio Fagiolo, Guerra e pace dopo Solferino
Jacques Forster, The 60 th anniversari of the Geneva Conventions and the 150 th anniversari of the idea of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Fausto Pocar, Concluding remarks
Giorgio Napolitano, Franco Frattini, Claudio Scajola, Sergei A. Ordzhonikidze, Jean-Louis Georgelin, Renato Raffaele Card. Martino, Alberto Maria Careggio, Jean-Pierre Mazery, Messages

Contributi: Olivier Bangerter, Sandro Calvani, Andrew Clapham, Elisabeth Decrey Warner, Giampaolo Di Paola, Massimo Donzella, Silvio Fagiolo, Jacques Forster, Robin Geiss, Priscilla Hayner, Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Pierre-Michel Joana, Jakob kellenberger, Claus Kress, Maurizio Moreno, Marco Pedrazzi, Fausto Pocar, Francesco Rocca, Gabor Rona, Marco Sassóli, Paul Seger, Philip Spoerri, Andreas Wigger, Liesbeth Zegveld

Collana: Politica - Studi

Argomenti: Politica estera, relazioni internazionali - Diritto, giustizia

Livello: Studi, ricerche

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