Where are the carrots? Positive discipline for armed groups


The ICRC Law & Policy blog recently published an article written by Fight for Humanity’s Co-Director Anki Sjöberg on how to positively influence armed group to better respect people's rights.


We read about violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law on a near daily basis, making it seem as though our efforts to influence these actors and reduce abuses are yielding limited results. When addressing armed groups, as compared to States, we have more restricted access and a more limited toolbox to help them rethink their behaviour. Still, tapping into the spheres of neuroscience, communication, negotiation theory, prevention of violent extremism, and even child education can give us a lead on what could work in advocating for protection with armed groups.


Read the full article on the ICRC Law & Policy blog.

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