More Humanity in Conflict
The Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre promotes respect for the laws of war worldwide.
IHL in the Russia-Ukraine conflict
We provide independent analysis and background on the legal aspects of the conflict in Ukraine to strengthen international humanitarian law (IHL).
Latest news and publications
Event recording | The Wild West: Grazing, seizing and looting by Israeli settlers in the West Bank
Eviction of Palestinian communities in Masafer Yatta: A failed account of international law
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.
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.
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.
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 regardless of context and is applied without discrimination.
A global legal centre with local presence
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.