Mind the Gap? Human Rights and Non-State Parties to Armed Conflict

Online side event - 44th Human Rights Council

Tuesday 14 July 2020 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

Online event hosted by France, Liechtenstein and Slovenia and organized by Fight for Humanity

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From a policy and practical perspective, while non-state parties to armed conflict and other organized armed groups are increasingly approached on humanitarian issues and international humanitarian law, there is still a gap when it comes to human rights, be it in situations of armed conflict or otherwise. This is especially important for non-state parties to conflict who are controlling territory and people, where the concerned states have little or no direct influence over the protection and rights of some of their citizens. In spite of academic attention and an ever-increasing number of UN resolutions addressing non-state parties to conflict, there are limited examples of proposals and concrete tools for actually encouraging them to take up the role as duty bearers, in complementarity to states.

Moderation & Introduction H.E. Peter Matt, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in Geneva Panelists

  • Professor Vasilka Sancin, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions

  • Émilie Max, Researcher, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

  • Anki Sjöberg, Co-Director and Founder, Fight for Humanity

>> Register for the event Event registration Registration is mandatory. Once you have registered you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the event on 14 July. You will first access the event waiting room and then the moderator will allow you to join the event at 13:00 CEST.

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