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An introduction and overview of the key concepts of international humanitarian law. For students, researchers and the NGO community.
We are an independent expert group that provides rapid and in-depth legal advice, training and advocacy on international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of people in conflict zones worldwide.
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Statement on the UN Security Council’s Decision to Renew Cross-Border Aid in Northwest Syria
The ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Territory
As a specialised legal centre, we conduct research, provide independent information and analysis to the humanitarian community, train local actors, and advocate legal and policy changes to ensure international humanitarian law is respected and applied without discrimination.
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Mali and Sahel conflict
Syria and the region
IHL Help Desk
Are you a professional struggling to find out what your rights and obligations are under international humanitarian law? We provide targeted advice on legal and policy questions to the humanitarian community.