Legal Brief on the 2023 Hostilities in Israel and Gaza

This legal brief examines the actions of the parties to the hostilities that broke out in Israel and Gaza on 7 October 2023.

Our Statement on the current events in Israel and Gaza

International Day of the Disappeared

On the International Day of the Disappeared, the IHL Centre stands united its commitment to raising awareness about the plight of missing persons and their families around the world.


Humanitarian assistance and access in armed conflict

A report by the Syria Regional Desk of the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre on humanitarian access and assistance in areas controlled by non-State armed groups.

Our work is based on four principles

Understanding IHL

An introduction and overview of the key concepts of international humanitarian law. For students, researchers and the NGO community.

Barbed wire and in the background the Temple Mountain.

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.

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.