More Humanity in Conflict

The Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre promotes respect for the laws of war worldwide.

Current research Projects


We conduct independent and in-depth research on international humanitarian law. By sharing knowledge, we raise awareness, change behaviour, and promote advancements of international law for greater protection in conflict zones worldwide.

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Disability and armed conflict

International humanitarian law often overlooks the specific needs and protection concerns of those with disabilities. We believe that IHL must be applied in a disability inclusive manner.

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Shrinking space for civil society

In the Israel-Palestine context, restrictions of civil and political rights, such as freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and the right to public participation are increasing. We provide in-depth analysis of the measures taken by authorities in Israel and Palestine to restrict civil and political rights.

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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.