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Strengthening the IHL Monitoring Capacity of the Humanitarian Sector

27 June 2023

In partnership with the European Commission - European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the International Humanitarian Law Centre is excited to announce the launch of a new project with the goal of strengthening monitoring of international humanitarian law (IHL).

This project is composed of three interlinked and complimentary components. The first is the development of global monitoring standards/toolkit. The standards will be developed by a team of IHL specialists working in close consultation with representative groups and experts on age, gender, disability, and other vulnerable groups to ensure that the monitoring standards are inclusive.

The second strand of intervention is our IHL Help Desk. Effective humanitarian advocacy requires timely and high-quality analysis as developments unfold. In response to this need across the humanitarian sector, the Help Desk function of the IHL Centre will provide rapid technical and strategic advice to the humanitarian community on all branches of international law applicable in armed conflicts.

The third strand is dedicated to strengthening inclusion within humanitarian monitoring and advocacy. A report that identifies and explores the age, gender, disability, and migrant dynamics of conflict will be produced by a representative expert network. The report will provide guidance on ensuring that IHL monitoring is inclusive and therefore effective in responding to the lived experience of the affected population in its diversity.

More information will be provided shortly.

Alice Priddy

Senior Legal Advisor

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Stephen Wilkinson

IHL Global Manager

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