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Humanitarian Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: April, 2016

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Publisher: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House

Author(s): Andrew MacLeod, Claudia Hofmann, Ben Saul, Joshua Webb and Charu Lata Hogg

Editor(s): The Royal Institute of International Affairs

Towards a Principled Approach to Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups for Humanitarian Purposes

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2016

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Publisher: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House

Author(s): Michael Keating, Patricia Lewis

Humanitarian Negotiation: Key Challenges and Lessons Learned in an Emerging Field

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: April, 2015

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Publisher: Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA)

Author(s): Rob Grace

International and local/diaspora actors in the Syria response

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2015

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute.

Author(s): Eva Svoboda and Sara Pantuliano

Aid and the Islamic State

Resource type: Case Studies

Date published: December, 2014

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group and IRIN News

Author(s): Eva Svoboda, Louise Redvers

Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict: Handbook on the International Normative Framework

Resource type: Normative Framework

Date published: December, 2014

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Publisher: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict: Practitioners' Manual

Resource type: Training

Date published: December, 2014

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Publisher: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Talking to the Taliban, again

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 20 November, 2014

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Publisher: IRIN

Author(s): Joe Dyke

Counter-terrorism laws and regulations: What aid agencies need to know

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2014

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Jessica Burniske, with Naz Modirzadeh and Dustin Lewis

Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan

Resource type: Case Studies

Date published: 14 October, 2014

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Publisher: Feinstein International Center

Author(s): Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi and Rachel Gordon

Negotiating perceptions: Al-Shabaab and Taliban views of aid agencies

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 1 August, 2014

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group

Author(s): Ashley Jackson

From the Spanish civil war to Afghanistan: Historical and contemporary reflections on humanitarian engagement with non-state armed groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 2014

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group

Author(s): Ashley Jackson and Eleanor Davey

Humanitarian negotiations: Constraints on humanitarian space and the challenges of compliance with IHL

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 27 April, 2014

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Antonio Galli

Podcast: "Humanitarian Diplomacy at the Crossroads: On the Role of Independent and Neutral Relief Action in Syria and the Middle East"

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 25 April, 2014

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Publisher: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Islamic law and the rules of war

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 24 April, 2014

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Publisher: IRIN News

Author(s): Heba Aly

Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 24 April, 2014

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Publisher: IRIN News

Author(s): Heba Aly

Can Islamic law be an answer for humanitarians?

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 24 April, 2014

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Publisher: IRIN News

Author(s): Heba Aly

Rough guide to Islamic rules of war

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 24 April, 2014

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Publisher: IRIN News

The interaction between humanitarian and military actors: Where do we go from here?

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: April, 2014

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute.

Author(s): Eva Svoboda

Humanitarian negotiations with armed non-state actors: key lessons from Afghanistan, Sudan and Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2014

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Policy Brief 55

Author(s): Ashley Jackson

ICRC’s conference on Humanitarian dialogue with Non-State Armed Groups: The impact of geopolitical challenges

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 25 February, 2014

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Publisher: international Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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A podcast of the conference can be heard here.

Humanitarian law & policy in 2014: Humanitarian space - Expected trends, developments and resources

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 13 February, 2014

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

Author(s): Antonio Galli

Negotiating humanitarian access: Between a rock and a hard place

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 11 February, 2014

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Soledad Herrero

Humanitarian negotiations: Best practice and resources for negotiating humanitarian access

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 11 February, 2014

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Antonio Galli

Condemned to resist

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 10 February, 2014

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Sophie Delaunay, Andres Romero, and Mary Vonckx

Geneva: Peace for Syria may be elusive, but humanitarian access need not be

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 17 January, 2014

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Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Author(s): Eva Svoboda

Violence in urban settings: A call for action to humanitarian organizations

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 13 January, 2014

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Elena Lucchi

Humanitarian actors' struggle for access, impartiality, and engagement with armed non-state actors in Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 5 January, 2014

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Marco Rotelli

A deadly dilemma: how Al-Shabaab came to dictate the terms of humanitarian aid in Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 11 December, 2013

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Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Author(s): Ashley Jackson

Humanitarian negotiations: Syria, Sudan, cross-border operations, and armed non-state actors

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 10 December, 2013

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Antonio Galli

Talking to the other side: Humanitarian negotiations with Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Working Papers

Author(s): Ashley Jackson and Abdi Aynte

The growing role of regional organisations in humanitarian action

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Policy Brief 54

Author(s): Steven A. Zyck

Al-Shabaab engagement with aid agencies

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Policy Brief 53

Author(s): Ashley Jackson and Abdi Aynte

The Syrian Crisis: Humanitarian access, funding, and protection of civilians

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 28 November, 2013

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Lucio Melandri

Humanitarian negotiations: Developments and resources

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 6 November, 2013

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Antonio Galli

When are states and armed groups obliged to accept humanitarian assistance?

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 5 November, 2013

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Marco Sassòli

Aid delivery in Afghanistan: Are military forces really responsible for the deterioration of humanitarian space?

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 4 November, 2013

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Publisher: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Author(s): Laurent Saillard

Ethical and legal perspectives on cross-border humanitarian operations

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 59

Author(s): Hugo Slim and Emanuela-Chiara Gillard

Humanitarianism besieged

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 59

Author(s): Ben Parker

Cities in conflict: the lessons of Syria

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 59

Author(s): François Grünewald

Non-state actors and individuals - Clingendael 2013 Strategic Monitor

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2013

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Publisher: Clingendael Institute

Editor(s): Jan Rood and Rosa Dinnissen

We've been here before: the struggle for access in Sudan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 15 October, 2013

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Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Author(s): Irina Mosel

Engaging with Armed Non-State Actors in the Broader Middle East on the Protection of Civilians

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2013

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Publisher: Permanent Peace Movement, Geneva Call

Talking to the ‘other side’: humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors in Darfur, Sudan, 2003-2012

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: August, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Loeb

Talking to the ‘other side’: Humanitarian negotiations in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, Sudan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: August, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Working Papers

Author(s): Irina Mosel and Ashley Jackson

Humanitarian Engagement in Contemporary Complex Emergencies

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: August, 2013

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Publisher: International Peace Institute

Taliban policy and perceptions towards aid agencies in Afghanistan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Ashley Jackson

Humanitarian negotiations in Afghanistan: WFP’s experience

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Harry Johnstone

Engaging armed non-state actors on humanitarian norms: reflections on Geneva Call’s experience

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Pascal Bongard

Rebels with a cause? The role of armed non-state actors in the protection of civilians

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Stuart Casey-Maslen

Preserving the integrity of humanitarian negotiations

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Gerard Mc Hugh and Simar Singh

Counter-terrorism and humanitarian action

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Kate Mackintosh and Ingrid Macdonald

The disappearance of cross-line aid in Darfur, Sudan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Jonathan Loeb

Negotiating humanitarian access with Hamas in Gaza

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Antonio Galli

Study of the Impact of Donor Counter-Terrorism Measures on Principled Humanitarian Action

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2013

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Publisher: Norwegian Refugee Council; UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Author(s): Kate Mackintosh and Patrick Duplat

Editor(s): Tim Morris

Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (II): War in Blue Nile

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 18 June, 2013

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Publisher: International Crisis Group, ICG, Africa Report No. 204

Humanitarian Assistance and the Conundrum of Consent: A Legal Perspective

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 5 June, 2013

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Publisher: Amsterdam Law Forum Vol. 5, No. 2 (2013)

Author(s): Cedric Ryngaert

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict, 2013

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 15 May, 2013

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“I call upon Member States to…facilitate contact between the United Nations and non-State armed groups for dialogue, conclusion and follow-up on action plans in order to bring an end to violations, in accordance with the resolutions of the Security Council on children and armed conflict. Such contact does not prejudge the political or legal status of those non-State armed groups.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: A/67/845-S/2013/245, Para. 206

Agenda item: Children and Armed Conflict

Cross-border Humanitarian Aid in Syria Has Legal Basis But Few Precedents

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 10 May, 2013

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Publisher: Global Observatory

Author(s): Jérémie Labbé and Tilman Rodenhauser

Humanitarian access in South Sudan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 57

Author(s): Nicki Bennett

Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (I): War in South Kordofan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 14 February, 2013

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Publisher: International Crisis Group, ICG, Africa Report No. 198

Author(s): ICG

For Humanitarian Workers, the Taliban Is a Key to Access in Afghanistan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 1 February, 2013

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Publisher: Global Observatory

Author(s): Ashley Jackson

Advanced Training on Humanitarian Negotiation

Resource type: Training

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Conflict Dynamics International

Humanitarian Interventions in Situations of Urban Violence

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2013

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Publisher: The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) Lessons Paper

Author(s): Elena Lucchi

Talking tactics: Kismayo, Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 56

Author(s): Jessica Hatcher

Working it out on the ground: coordination between UNAMID Police and humanitarian actors in Darfur

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 56

Author(s): Michael Fryer

Building consensus within the humanitarian community: lessons learned from the revision process for the IASC guidelines on the use of military and armed escorts

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 56

Author(s): Jules L. Frost

Humanitarian civil-military coordination in the occupied Palestinian territory

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 56

Author(s): Ruben Stewart and Ana Zaidenwerg

Civil-military relations and the US armed forces

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 56

Author(s): Jenny McAvoy and Joel R. Chamy

Civil-military coordination: the state of the debate

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 56

Author(s): Simone Haysom

The CIMIC Centre of Excellence: improving cross-organisational perspectives on civil-military interaction

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2013

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 56

Author(s): Heiko Herkel

Talking to the Taliban

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 12 December, 2012

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Publisher: Overseas Development Institute

Author(s): Ashley Jackson

Talking to the other side: humanitarian engagement with the Taliban in Afghanistan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Working Papers

Author(s): Ashley Jackson and Antonio Giustozzi

Dangerous Liaisons? A historical review of UNHCR's engagement with non-state armed actors

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2012

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Publisher: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Policy Development and Evaluation Service

Author(s): Sean Keogh and Yvonne Ruijters

Engagement with Non-State Actors in Fragile States: Narrowing Definitions, Broadening Scope

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2012

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Publisher: Conflict Research Unit, The Clingendael Institute

Author(s): Rosan Smits and Deborah Wright

Principled Humanitarian Action: What does it mean today?

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 5 November, 2012

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Publisher: Norwegian Refugee Council - Roundtable Summary Report

Tools for the job: Supporting Principled Humanitarian Action

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2012

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Publisher: Norwegian Refugee Council and Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute

Author(s): Ingrid Macdonald and Angela Valenza

Reasoning with Rebels: International NGOs' Approaches to Engaging Armed Groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2012

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Publisher: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Author(s): Claudia Hofmann

Annual Report 2011–2012

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2012

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Publisher: Overseas Development Institute, ODI

Author(s): Humanitarian Policy Group, HPG

Addressing the critical humanitarian situation in northern Mali

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 55

Author(s): Jean-Nicolas Marti

Humanitarian space in India: why humanitarian agencies do not respond adequately to needs generated by internal armed conflict

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 55

Author(s): Viren Falcao

The State of the Humanitarian System 2012 Edition

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2012

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Publisher: ALNAP

Author(s): Glyn Taylor, Abby Stoddard, Adele Harmer, Katherine Haver, Paul Harvey, Kathryn Barber, Lisa Schreter, Constance Wilhelm

Countering Terror in Humanitarian Crises: The Challenges of Delivering Aid to Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 30 June, 2012

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Publisher: Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Harvard University

Author(s): Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

Evaluation and review of humanitarian access strategies in DG ECHO funded interventions

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 29 June, 2012

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Publisher: European Commission and Global Public Policy Institute

Author(s): Julia Steets, Urban Reichhold, Elias Sagmeister

Peace Building and Humanitarian Engagement (Humanitarian Assistance Webcast 9)

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 12 June, 2012

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Publisher: Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA)

Analysis: Principles or pragmatism? Negotiating access in Syria

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 8 June, 2012

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Publisher: Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Talking to the other side: Humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group

Author(s): Ashley Jackson

Safeguarding Humanitarianism in Armed Conflict: A Call for Reconciling International Legal Obligations and Counterterrorism Measures in the United States

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2012

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Publisher: Charity & Security Network

Author(s): Kay Guinane, Karen Siciliano Lucas, Elizabeth Holland

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2012

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 22 May, 2012

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“…on the basis of the annex to the present report, I urge…member States to recognize the fundamental importance of humanitarian negotiations to obtain access to vulnerable people and to refrain from impeding or preventing such negotiations…”

 

“Engagement with armed groups for humanitarian ends is clearly possible and, indeed, necessary in order to negotiate safe humanitarian access to those in need.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2012/376, Para. 80 ; S/2012/376, Para. 55

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan: the need for a political solution

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Briefing Note

Mali: Negotiating humanitarian access in the north

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 1 May, 2012

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Publisher: Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Trends and challenges in humanitarian civil–military coordination

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute.

Author(s): Victoria Metcalfe, Simone Haysom and Stuart Gordon

Humanitarian space in Somalia: a scarce commodity

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: April, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Working Paper

Author(s): Laura Hammond and Hannah Vaughan-Lee

Engaging Nonstate Armed Groups on the Protection of Children: Towards Strategic Complementarity

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: April, 2012

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Publisher: International Peace Institute

Author(s): Jérémie Labbé

Webcast: At Any Price? Negotiating Access to Crisis Zones

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: April, 2012

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Publisher: International Peace Institute, Doctors Without Borders USA

Humanitarian space: trends and issues

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: April, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Policy Brief 46

Author(s): Sarah Collinson and Samir Elhawary

Summary of expert meeting: "Mediation and engaging with proscribed armed groups"

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 29 March, 2012

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Publisher: Conciliation Resources; Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Military and humanitarian cooperation in air operations in Haiti

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2012

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 53

Author(s): Michael C. Whiting

Negotiating Humanitarian Access: How far to Compromise to Deliver Aid

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 26 January, 2012

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Publisher: The Brookings Institution

See also:

The full video archive for the event can be found here.

Regulating Armed Groups from Within: A Typology

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2012

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Publisher: Small Arms Survey Research Notes, Number 13

Meeting The Challenges of Crisis States

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2012

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Publisher: Crisis States Research Centre

Author(s): James Putzel and Jonathan Di John

Strengthening Principled Humanitarian Response Capacities: Afghanistan Case Study

Resource type: Case Studies

Date published: January, 2012

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Publisher: European Commission, Humanitarian Policy Group and Norwegian Refugee Council

Author(s): Andy Featherstone

UN Integration and Humanitarian Space: An Independent Study Commissioned by the UN Integration Steering Group

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group and Stimson Center

Author(s): Victoria Metcalfe, Alison Giffen and Samir Elhawary

Unitended Roadblocks: How U.S. Terrorism Restrictions Make It Harder to Save Lives

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2011

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Publisher: Center for American Progress

Author(s): Sarah Margon

Essentials of Humanitarian Negotiation Workshop: Mae Sot, Thailand, 10-13 October, 2011

Resource type: Training

Date published: October, 2011

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Publisher: UNHCR and European Commission

Rules of Engagement: Protecting Civilians through Dialogue with Armed Non-State Actors

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2011

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Publisher: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Author(s): Annyssa Bellal and Stuart Casey-Maslen

Counter-terrorism and humanitarian action: Tensions, impact and ways forward

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group Policy Brief 43

Author(s): Sara Pantuliano, Kate Mackintosh, Samir Elhawary and Victoria Metcalfe

Engaging non-state armed actors in state- and peace-building: options and strategies

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2011

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross, Volume 93, Number 883

Author(s): Claudia Hofmann and Ulrich Schneckener

Humanitarian engagement under counter-terrorism: a conflict of norms and the emerging policy landscape

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2011

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross, Volume 93, Number 883

Author(s): Naz K. Modirzadeh, Dustin A. Lewis, Claude Bruderlein

Detention by armed groups: overcoming challenges to humanitarian action

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2011

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross, Volume 93, Number 883

Author(s): David Tuck

Monitoring armed non-state actor compliance with humanitarian norms: a look at international mechanisms and the Geneva Call Deed of Commitment

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2011

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross Volume 93, Number 883

Author(s): Pascal Bongard and Jonathan Somer

Peacebuilding and Linkages with Humanitarian Action: Key Emerging Trends and Challenges

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: August, 2011

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Publisher: OCHA Occasional Policy Briefing Series - No. 7

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations, 2011

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolutions

Date published: 21 July, 2011

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“…[R]ecognizes the need for appropriate collaboration between humanitarian actors and relevant authorities of the affected State in matters related to the safety and security of humanitarian personnel…”

Issuing body: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Symbol and paragraph: E/2011/8, OP23

Agenda item: Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Restricting aid: access and movement constraints in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 51

Author(s): AIDA

The humanitarian challenge in the Middle East

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 51

Author(s): Abdul Haq Amiri

MSF in the Middle East: a challenging context

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 51

Author(s): Caroline Abu-Sada

Reasons why armed groups choose to respect international humanitarian law or not

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2011

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross Volume 93, Number 882

Author(s): Olivier Bangerter

Armed non-State actors and the protection of internally displaced people

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2011

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Publisher: Geneva Call and IDMC

Humanitarian Engagement with Nonstate Armed Groups: Enhancing the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: International Peace Institute

Talking to armed groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: Forced Migration Review 37

Author(s): Olivier Bangerter

Towards engagement, compliance and accountability

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: Forced Migration Review 37

Author(s): Annyssa Bellal, Gilles Giacca and Stuart Casey-Maslen

Engaging armed non-state actors in mechanisms for protection

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: Forced Migration Review 37

Author(s): Pauline Lacroix, Pascal Bongard and Chris Rush

Al-Shabaab's responsibility to protect civilians in Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: Forced Migration Review 37

Author(s): Allehone Mulugeta Abebe

The Kampala Convention and obligations of armed groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: Forced Migration Review 37

Author(s): Katinka Ridderbos

Dealing with non-state armed groups and displacement: a state perspective

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: Forced Migration Review 37

Author(s): Espen Barth Eide

International law and armed non-state actors in Afghanistan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2011

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross

Author(s): Annyssa Bellal, Gilles Giacca, and Stuart Casey-Maslen

Seeking Compromise? Mediation Through the Eyes of Conflict Parties

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2011

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Publisher: Barbara Budrich Publishers

Author(s): Hans J. Giessmann and Oliver Wils

Editor(s): B. Austin, M. Fischer, H.J. Giessmann

To Stay and Deliver: Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments

Resource type: Policy Framework, United Nations Policy Statements

Date published: February, 2011

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“[Recommendation To Humanitarian Coordinators, UNDSS, and OCHA] In complex security contexts, the humanitarian coordinator and the humanitarian country teams should identify specific, priority objectives for improving secure access that could be pursued through collective advocacy or negotiation vis-à-vis host governments, military forces, or non-state actors.”

Issuing body: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Symbol and paragraph: Page 50

To Stay and Deliver: Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments

Resource type: Policy Framework, United Nations Policy Statements

Date published: February, 2011

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“…the greater an organisation’s demonstrated capacity to communicate and negotiate with all relevant actors, the better access and security is achieved for humanitarian operations.”

 

“…acceptance of humanitarian action by local authorities and communities needs to be approached as a process rather than as an event, requiring presence, time, and sustained engagement with all relevant parties, including non-State actors as well as influential political, military, or religious leaders.”

Issuing body: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Symbol and paragraph: Page 3

To Stay and Deliver: Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments

Resource type: Policy Framework, United Nations Policy Statements

Date published: February, 2011

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“[Recommendation to host states] Engage in dialogue with humanitarian actors to devise and undertake steps to create conditions conducive to humanitarian action.”

 

“[Recommendation To Humanitarian Coordinators, UNDSS, and OCHA] Identify and engage influential political, military and religious leaders to further their understanding and acceptance of humanitarian action.”

Issuing body: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Symbol and paragraph: Page 51

Humanitarian Action under Scrutiny: Criminalizing Humanitarian Engagement

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2011

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Publisher: The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University

To Stay and Deliver: Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2011

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Publisher: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Humanitarian action in Afghanistan: an uphill battle

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 49

Author(s): Antonio Donini

Southern Afghanistan: acceptance still works

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 49

Author(s): Nigel Pont

Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience

Resource type: Books

Date published: 2011

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Publisher: Hurst & Company

Editor(s): Claire Magone, Michaël Neuman, and Fabrice Weissman

Aide Memoire - For the consideration of issues pertaining to the protection of civilians in armed conflict

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2011

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Symbol and paragraph: 4th Edition

Publisher: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Talking to Groups That Use Terror

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2011

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Publisher: United States Institute of Peace

Editor(s): Nigel Quinney and A. Heather Coyne

Re-envisaging the International Law of Internal Armed Conflict

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2011

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Publisher: The European Journal of International Law Vol. 22 no. 1

Author(s): Sandesh Sivakumaran

Securing access through acceptance in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2011

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 49

Author(s): Ingrid Macdonald

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Prevention of Armed Conflict, 2010

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 24 November, 2010

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“[calls upon the UN Security Council to] encourage efforts by appropriate United Nations officials to engage in dialogue with parties to conflict to elicit such commitments…”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2010/604, Para. 46

Agenda item: Sexual violence in conflict

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2010

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 11 November, 2010

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“…humanitarian actors seek to maintain dialogue, to explain and build acceptance of their humanitarian purpose and to negotiate acceptable terms for continuing their activities. Dialogue with all State and non-State actors for humanitarian ends is not optional but rather is an inevitable necessity in order to reach all civilians in need and ensure the impartial provision of aid.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2010/579, Para. 12

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

The ICRC and weapon bearers

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 29 October, 2010

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Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Engaging with armed groups: Dilemmas & options for mediators

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2010

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Publisher: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Author(s): Teresa Whitfield

Non-Paper on Policy Issues Affecting UNICEF Humanitarian Action in Complex Threat Environments

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2010

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Publisher: UNICEF's Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS)

State-building, Counterterrorism, and Licensing Humanitarianism in Somalia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2010

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Publisher: Feinstein International Center

Author(s): Mark Bradbury

Expert Seminar: Engagement with Non-State Armed Groups in Peace Processes

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2010

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Publisher: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, German Federal College for Security Studies, GTZ

Territorial Gangs and Their Consequences for Humanitarian Players

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2010

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross

Author(s): Olivier Bangerter

International Humanitarian Norms & Principles: Guidance Materials

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: January, 2010

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Publisher: Inter-Agency Standing Committee

Taking Armed Groups Seriously: Ways to Improve their Compliance with International Humanitarian Law

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2010

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Publisher: International Humanitarian Legal Studies 1 (2010) 5-51

Author(s): Marco Sassòli

Military participation in humanitarian action: reflections on the Colombia case

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2009

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 45

Author(s): Francisco Rey Marcos

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention)

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Human Rights Law

Date published: 22 October, 2009

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“State Parties shall provide sufficient protection and assistance to internally displaced persons, and where available resources are inadequate to enable them to do so, they shall cooperate in seeking the assistance of international organizations and humanitarian agencies, civil society organizations and other relevant actors. Such organizations may offer their services to all those in need.”

Issuing body: African Union

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 5(6)

Agenda item: Obligation of State Parties Relating to Protection and Assistance

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention)

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Human Rights Law

Date published: 22 October, 2009

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“State Parties shall allow rapid and unimpeded passage of all relief consignments, equipment and personnel to internally displaced persons. States Parties shall also enable and facilitate the role of local and international organizations and humanitarian agencies, civil society organizations and other relevant actors, to provide protection and assistance to internally displaced persons.”

Issuing body: African Union

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 5(7)

Agenda item: Relief action for internally displaced persons

UN Security Council Resolution 1889 on Women, Peace, and Security

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Date published: 5 October, 2009

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“Calls upon all parties to armed conflicts to … ensure full, unimpeded and secure humanitarian access to [civilians in refugee camps];”

Issuing body: United Nations Security Council

Symbol and paragraph: S/RES/1889 (2009)OP12

Agenda item: Women, Peace, and Security

See also:

UN Security Council Resolution 1834 on Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion S/RES/1834 (2008)

UN Security Council Resolution 1778 on Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion S/RES/1778 (2007)

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security S/RES/1325 (2000)

UN Security Council Resolution 1286 on Burundi S/RES/1286 (2000)

UN Security Council Resolution 1272 on East Timor S/RES/1272 (1999)

Statement by the President of the UN Security Council on Burundi S/PRST/1999/32 (1999) 

UN Security Council Resolution 1882 on Children and Armed Conflict

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Date published: 4 August, 2009

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“[E]ncourages Member States … in close  consultations with the United Nations country-level task force on monitoring and reporting and United Nations country teams, to facilitate the development and implementation of time-bound actions
plans, … relating to the protection of children and armed conflict;”

Issuing body: United Nations Security Council

Symbol and paragraph: S/RES/1882 (2009), OP6

Agenda item: Children and Armed Conflict

See also:

UN Security Council Resolution 1998 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1998 (2011)

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations, 2009

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolutions

Date published: 22 July, 2009

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Encourages United Nations humanitarian organizations, while strengthening the coordination of humanitarian assistance in the field, to continue to work in close coordination with national Governments, taking into account the primary role of the affected State in the initiation, organization, coordination and implementation of such assistance within its territory;”

Issuing body: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Symbol and paragraph: E/2009/3, OP9

Agenda item: Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations

See also:

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations E/2010/1, OP9

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations E/2011/8, OP11

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Sexual Violence in Conflict, 2009

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 15 July, 2009

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“…parties to conflict must protect and meet the basic needs of persons within their control. In situations where they are unwilling or unable to do so, they must allow and facilitate the work of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2009/362, Para. 30

Agenda item: Sexual violence in conflict

Analysis of normative developments in humanitarian resolutions since the adoption of General Assembly resolution 46/182

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2009

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Publisher: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' Policy Development and Studies Branch

Author(s): Edward Tsui

Aid and access in Sri Lanka

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2009

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 43

Author(s): Nimmi Gowrinathan and Zachariah Mampilly

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2009

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 29 May, 2009

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“Systematic dialogue with all parties to conflict, including non-State armed groups, is imperative to establish understanding and acceptance of the neutral and impartial character of humanitarian assistance and the operational modalities of humanitarian agencies, and to sustain access in the long run. In addition, dialogue can be structured around negotiating context-specific arrangements, such as days of tranquility to conduct immunization or other public health campaigns…[t]he modus operandi of these and similar initiatives should be developed and implemented as and where needed.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2009/277, Para. 59

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Terms of Reference for the Humanitarian Coordinator

Resource type: Policy Framework, Other Policy Statements

Date published: 4 May, 2009

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“The HC, whenever possible in support of and in coordination with national and local authorities:

…Expends all necessary efforts to obtain free, timely, safe and unimpeded access by humanitarian organisations to populations in need, where appropriate, by leading and/or promoting negotiations with relevant parties, including non-state actors”

Symbol and paragraph: Page 2

Publisher: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)

Essentials of Humanitarian Negotiation Workshop: Nairobi, Kenya 27 April-1 May, 2009

Resource type: Training

Date published: May, 2009

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Publisher: UNHCR

Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities Under International Humanitarian Law

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 2009

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Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross

Author(s): Nils Melzer

Rule 56: Freedom of Movement of Humanitarian Relief Personnel

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 2009

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“The parties to the conflict must ensure the freedom of movement of authorized humanitarian relief personnel to the exercise of their functions.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Agenda item: Freedom of movement of relief personnel

Rule 55: Access for Humanitarian Relief to Civilians in Need

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 2009

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“The parties to the conflict must allow and facilitate rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief for civilians in need, which is impartial in character and conducted without any adverse distinction, subject to their right of control.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Agenda item: Free passage of humanitarian relief

Choosing to engage: armed groups and peace processes

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2009

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Publisher: Conciliation Resources

Author(s): Accord Policy Brief

Women in Armed Opposition Groups Speak on War, Protection and Obligations under International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2008

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Publisher: Geneva Call

Author(s): Dyan Mazurana

Negotiating humanitarian access to cyclone-affected areas of Myanmar: a review

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2008

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 41

Author(s): Julie Belanger and Richard Horsey

Does humanitarian space exist in Chad?

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: December, 2008

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 41

Author(s): Helle Garro

Exploring Criteria & Conditions for Engaging Armed Non-State Actors to Respect Humanitarian Law & Human Rights Law

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2008

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Publisher: Geneva Call, the Program for the Study of International Organization(s), the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Guidelines for UN and other Humanitarian Organizations on Interacting with Military, Non-State Armed Actors and Other Security Actors in Iraq

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: August, 2008

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Publisher: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Armed groups, sanctions and the implementation of international humanitarian law

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2008

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross Volume 90, Number 870

Author(s): Anne-Marie La Rosa and Carolin Wuerzner

Responding to protracted crises: The principled model of NMPACT in Sudan

Resource type: Books

Date published: April, 2008

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute

Author(s): Sara Pantuliano

Dealing with the Devil? Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Non-State Actors: The Case of Colombia

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 26 March, 2008

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Publisher: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Author(s): Ann-Kristin Sjöberg

Increasing Respect for International Humanitarian Law in Non-International Armed Conflicts

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2008

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Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross

Author(s): Michelle Mack

`We Don't Negotiate with Terrorists!': Legitimacy and Complexity in Terrorist Conflicts

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2008

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Publisher: Security Dialogue 39 (4)

Author(s): Harmonie Toros

Negotiating in Practice What is Non-Negotiable in Principle: Development Policy and Armed Non-State Actors

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: August, 2007

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Publisher: German Development Institute

Author(s): Noel Stott

The Paris Principles: Principles and Guidelines on Children Associated With Armed Forces or Armed Groups

Resource type: Policy Framework, Other Policy Statements

Date published: February, 2007

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“…Actors should continue to negotiate with armed forces or armed groups for the release of all children recruited or used unlawfully…”

 

“…actors working to promote and support the release of children should make contact with those armed groups who are recruiting or have recruited children and affiliated bodies where this can be done safely, in order to negotiate commitments to establish a minimum age of 18 years for recruitment or participation in armed conflict and to release children in their ranks.”

Issuing body: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Symbol and paragraph: Paragraph 7.9 ; Paragraph 7.11

Agenda item: Children and Armed Conflict

Human rights obligations of non-state actors in conflict situations

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2006

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross Volume 88, Number 863

Author(s): Andrew Clapham

Humanitarian action in the new security environment: policy and operational implications in Afghanistan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2006

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group

Author(s): Farahnaz Karim

Humanitarian action in the new security environment: Policy and operational implications in Somalia and Somaliland

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: September, 2006

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute

Author(s): Joakim Gundel

Guiding principles for the provision of humanitarian assistance

Resource type: Negotiated Agreements

Date published: March, 2006

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Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups: A Manual for Practitioners

Resource type: Training

Date published: January, 2006

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Publisher: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Author(s): Gerard Mc Hugh and Manuel Bessler

Guidelines on Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups

Resource type: Training

Date published: January, 2006

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Publisher: United Nations

Author(s): Gerard Mc Hugh and Manuel Bessler

Proactive Presence: Field strategies for civilian protection

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2006

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Publisher: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Author(s): Liam Mahony

The Role of Post-Intervention Security in Peace and Relief Mission Negotiations: Responding to Local Populations

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2006

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Author(s): Victoria Edwards

Negotiating Justice? Human rights and peace agreements

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2006

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Publisher: International Council on Human Rights Policy

Getting non-state actors to protect IDPs

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2005

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Publisher: Forced Migration Review Issue 24, IDP Supplement

Author(s): Greta Zeender

Emergency Field Handbook: A Guide for UNICEF Staff

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2005

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Publisher: UNICEF

Engaging Armed Groups - the practical challenges: negotiation support

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 27 June, 2005

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Publisher: HD Centre

Author(s): David Gorman and Andre Le Sage

Humanitarian engagement with non-state armed actors: The paramenters of negotiated access

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2005

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network at Overseas Development Institute

Author(s): Max P. Glaser

Humanitarian engagement with non-state armed actors: The parameters of negotiated access

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2005

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network at the Overseas Development Institute

Author(s): Max P. Glaser

Customary International Humanitarian Law: Volume 1, Rules

Resource type: Books

Date published: 21 March, 2005

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author(s): Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Louise Doswald-Beck

Asymmetrical warfare from the perspective of humanitaian law and humanitarian action

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2005

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross Volume 87, Number 857

Author(s): Toni Pfanner

Study on customary international humanitarian law: A contribution to the understanding and respect for the rule of law in armed conflict

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2005

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Publisher: International Review of the Red Cross

Author(s): Jean-Marie Henckaerts

Operation Lifeline Sudan: war, peace and relief in southern Sudan

Resource type: Negotiated Agreements

Date published: 2005

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Publisher: Conciliation Resources

Author(s): Lam Akol

Vive la différence? Huamnitarian and political approaches to engaging armed groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2005

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Publisher: Conciliation Resources

Author(s): David Petrasek

Engaging armed hgroups: the challenge of asymmetries

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2005

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Publisher: Conciliation Resources

Author(s): Liz Philipson

Understanding armed groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2005

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Publisher: Conciliation Resources

Author(s): Sue Williams and Robert Ricigliano

Towards a Common Security Framework: Securing Access and Managing Risks in Hazardous Missions

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: November, 2004

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Publisher: Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

Author(s): Claude Bruderlein

Humanitarian negotiation: A handbook for securing access, assistance and protection for civilians in armed conflict

Resource type: Books

Date published: October, 2004

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Publisher: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Author(s): Deborah Mancini-Griffoli and André Picot

The Roots of Behavior in War: A Survey of the Literature

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2004

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Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross

Author(s): Jean-Jacques Frésard

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, 2nd Edition

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

Date published: September, 2004

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“All authorities concerned shall grant and facilitate the free passage of humanitarian assistance and grant persons engaged in the provision of such assistance rapid and unimpeded access to the internally displaced.”

Issuing body: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Symbol and paragraph: Principle 25 (3)

Engaging Non-State Armed Groups in Humanitarian Action: State Actor and Non-Governmental Approaches

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: August, 2004

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Publisher: German Development Institute

Author(s): Claudia Hofmann

What the Fighters Say: A Survey of Ex-Combatants in Sierra Leone

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: July, 2004

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Publisher: Columbia University, Stanford University, and PRIDE

Author(s): Macartan Humphreys and Jeremy M. Weinstein

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2004

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 28 May, 2004

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“Efforts to secure more consistent humanitarian access need to be made on the basis of structured and coordinated negotiations.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2004/431, Para. 19

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Profile of Internal Displacement: Sudan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 19 May, 2004

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Publisher: Norwegian Refugee Council/Global IDP Project

Author(s): Global IDP Database

UN Security Council Resolution 1539 on Children and Armed Conflict

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Date published: 22 April, 2004

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“Calls upon parties [listed in the annexes of the S-G annual report for violating the rights of children] to prepare… concrete time-bound action plans to halt recruitment and use of children in violation of the international obligations applicable to them, in close collaboration with United Nations peacekeeping missions and United Nations country teams…”

Issuing body: United Nations Security Council

Symbol and paragraph: S/RES/1539 (2004), OP5a

Agenda item: Children and Armed Conflict

See also:

UN Security Council Resolution 1612 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1612 (2005)

UN Security Council Resolution 1882 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1882 (2009)

UN Security Council Resolution 1998 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1998 (2011)

Sudan: Protocol on the establishment of humanitarian assistance in Darfur

Resource type: Negotiated Agreements

Date published: 8 April, 2004

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Author(s): The Government of the Republic of Sudan, the Sudanese Liberation Movement and the Movement for justice and Equality

Operational interaction between UN humanitarian agencies and belligerent forces

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2004

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Publisher: Humanitarian Practice Network

Author(s): Greg Hansen

The roots of behavior in war: Understanding and preventing IHL violations

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2004

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Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross

Author(s): Daniel Muñoz-Rojas and Jean-Jacques Frésard

Armed Nonstate Actors

Resource type: Books

Date published: February, 2004

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Publisher: Lynne Rienner

Author(s): Andrés Franco

Dealing with Hamas

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 26 January, 2004

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Publisher: International Crisis Group

Keeping the Promise of Protection: Holding Armed Groups to the Same Standard as States

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 15 January, 2004

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Publisher: The Armed Groups Project, University of British Columbia

Author(s): David Capie and Pablo Policzer

Engaging armed groups in peace processes: Joint analysis workshop report

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2004

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Publisher: Conciliation Resources

Culture as Context, Culture as Communication: Considerations for Humanitarian Negotiators

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2004

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Publisher: 9 Harvard Negotiation Law Review No. 391

Author(s): Kevin Avruch

Improving Compliance with International Humanitarian Law

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 2003

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Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross

Essentials of Negotiation

Resource type: Books

Date published: 13 June, 2003

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Author(s): Roy J. Lewicki, Bruce Barry, David M. Saunders, John W. Minton

Humanitarian engagement with armed groups: The Central Asian Islamic opposition movements

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2003

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Publisher: Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Humanitarian engagement with armed groups: The Central Asian Islamic opposition movements

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2003

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Publisher: The Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Politics and Humanitarianism: Coherence in crisis?

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2003

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Publisher: The Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

UN Security Council Resolution 1460 on Children and Armed Conflict

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Date published: 30 January, 2003

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Calls on parties involved in armed conflict to abide by the concrete commitments [to end grave violations against children affected by armed conflict] they have made to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and to cooperate fully with the United Nations system in the implementation of their commitment.”

Issuing body: United Nations Security Council

Symbol and paragraph: S/RES/1460 (2003), OP14

Agenda item: Children and Armed Conflict

See also:

UN Security Council Resolution 1539 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1539 (2004)

UN Security Council Resolution 1612 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1612 (2005)

UN Security Council Resolution 1882 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1882 (2009)

UN Security Council Resolution 1998 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1998 (2011)

 

Negotiated Access: Humanitarian Engagement with Armed Nonstate Actors

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2003

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Publisher: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Author(s): Max P. Glaser

Marketing Humanitarian Space: Argument and Method in Humanitarian Persuasion

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2003

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Publisher: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Author(s): Hugo Slim

Relevance of International Humanitarian Law to Non-State Actors

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2003

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Publisher: College of Europe and International Committee of the Red Cross

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2002

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 26 November, 2002

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“Carefully negotiated humanitarian access does much to improve the protection of civilian populations in the short term and to improve prospects for a successful transition to reconciliation.”

 

“… it is critically important that humanitarian actors are able freely to make contact with non-State actors to negotiate fundamental issues like humanitarian access, regardless of the relationships between the State and the rebel groups.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2002/1300, Para. 17 ; S/2002/1300, Para. 26

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Women, Peace and Security, 2002

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 16 October, 2002

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“[calls upon the UN Security Council to] Urge parties to conflict to ensure that agencies of the United Nations and other international organizations, regional organizations and NGOs have safe and unhindered access to populations in need, especially women and girls.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2002/1154, Para. 53

Agenda item: Women, Peace, and security

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations, 2002

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolutions

Date published: 26 July, 2002

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“Calls upon all Governments and parties in complex humanitarian emergencies, in particular in armed conflicts and in post-conflict situations, in countries in which humanitarian personnel are operating, in conformity with the relevant provisions of international law and national laws, to cooperate fully with the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies and organizations and to ensure the safe and unhindered access of humanitarian personnel in order to allow them to perform efficiently their task of assisting the affected population, including refugees and internally displaced persons;”

Issuing body: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Symbol and paragraph: E/2002/32, OP 22

Agenda item: Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

See also:

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations E/2003/5, OP7

ECOSOC Resolution on Triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system E/2004/50, OP9

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations E/2009/3, OP12

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations E/2010/1, OP13

ECOSOC Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations E/2011/8, OP20

UN General Assembly Resolution on Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons, 2002

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

Date published: 20 February, 2002

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“Calls upon Governments to provide protection and assistance, including reintegration and development assistance, to internally displaced persons, and to facilitate the efforts of relevant United Nations agencies and humanitarian organizations in these respects, including by further improving access to internally displaced persons.”

Issuing body: United Nations General Assembly

Symbol and paragraph: A/RES/56/164, OP10

Agenda item: Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons

See also:

UN General Assembly Resolution on Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons, 2003 A/RES/58/177 (2003), OP11

UN General Assembly Resolution on Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons, 2005 A/RES/60/168 (2005), OP12

UN General Assembly Resolution on Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons, 2007 A/RES/62/153 (2007), OP15

UN General Assembly Resolution on Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations, 2011 A/RES/65/133 (2011), OP26

Colombia: Beyond Negotiation International Humanitarian Law and its Application to the Conduct of the FARC-EP

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 1 August, 2001

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Publisher: Human Rights Watch, Vol.13, Issue 3B

Author(s): Human Rights Watch

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2001

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 30 March, 2001

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“Access negotiations during a conflict must be understood as a humanitarian necessity.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/2001/331, Para. 15

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Humanitarian Negotiation: Observations from Recent Experience

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 22 February, 2001

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Publisher: Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

Author(s): Daniel Toole

Engaging Non-State Actors in a Landmine Ban: a pioneering conference

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2001

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Publisher: Conference Organizers

Negotiating humanitarian access in Angola: 1990-2000

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: June, 2000

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Publisher: UNHCR Working Paper

Author(s): Anna Richardson

The role of non-state actors in building human security: The case of armed groups in intra-state wars

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 2000

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Publisher: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Author(s): Claude Bruderlein

UN Security Council Resolution 1296 on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Date published: 19 April, 2000

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“Underlines the importance of safe and unimpeded access of humanitarian personnel to civilians in armed conflicts, calls upon all parties concerned, including neighboring States, to cooperate fully with the United Nations Humanitarian
Coordinator  and United Nations  agencies in providing  such access …”

Issuing body: United Nations Security Council

Symbol and paragraph: S/RES/1296 (2000), OP8

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

See also:

UN Security Council Resolution 1674 on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict S/RES/1674 (2006)

UN Security Council Resolution 1894 on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict S/RES/1894 (2009)

The 'Agreement on Ground Rules' in South Sudan

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: March, 2000

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Publisher: Humanitarian Policy Group

Author(s): Mark Bradbury, Nicholas Leader and Kate Mackintosh

The 'Agreement on Ground Rules' in South Sudan

Resource type: Negotiated Agreements

Date published: March, 2000

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Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Author(s): Mark Bradbury, Nicholas Leader and Kate Mackintosh

Access to safety? Negotiating protection in a Central Asian emergency

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: February, 2000

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Publisher: UNHCR Working Paper No. 17

Author(s): Arafat Jamal

Ends & means: human rights approaches to armed groups

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 2000

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Publisher: International Council on Human Rights Policy

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 1999

Resource type: Policy Framework, Annual Reports of the United Nations Secretary-General

Date published: 8 September, 1999

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“Effective and timely humanitarian action requires unhindered access to those in need. Thus, humanitarian organizations are involved on a daily basis in negotiations with the parties to conflicts to obtain and maintain safe access to civilians in need, as well as guarantees of security for humanitarian personnel. In order to fulfill this task, humanitarian actors must be able to maintain a dialogue with relevant non-state actors without thereby lending them any political legitimacy.”

Issuing body: United Nations Secretary-General

Symbol and paragraph: S/1999/957, Para. 51

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

UN Security Council Resolution 1261 on Children and Armed Conflict

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Date published: 30 August, 1999

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“Calls upon all parties to armed conflicts to ensure the full, safe and unhindered access of humanitarian personnel and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to all children affected by armed conflict;”

Issuing body: United Nations Security Council

Symbol and paragraph: S/RES/1261 (1999), OP11

Agenda item: Children and Armed Conflict

See also:

UN Security Council Resolution 1314 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1314 (2000)

UN Security Council Resolution 1379 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1379 (2001)

UN Security Council Resolution 1460 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1460 (2003)

UN Security Council Resolution 1539 on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1539 (2004)

 

The humanitarian operation in Bosnia, 1992-95: dilemmas of negotiating humanitarian access

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 1999

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Publisher: UNHCR Centre for Documentation and Research

Author(s): Mark Cutts

Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support Peace - Or War

Resource type: Books

Date published: April, 1999

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Publisher: Lynne Rienner

Author(s): Mary B. Anderson

Principles of engagement for emergency humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Resource type: Case Studies

Date published: 25 January, 1999

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Publisher: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Editor(s): Ali B. Ali-Dinar

Principles of engagement for emergency humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Resource type: Negotiated Agreements

Date published: 25 January, 1999

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Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention

Resource type: Books

Date published: 19 November, 1998

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Editor(s): Jonathan Moore

War Without Quarter: Colombia and International Humanitarian Law

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: October, 1998

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Publisher: Human Rights Watch

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

Date published: 18 February, 1998

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Calls upon all States and parties in complex humanitarian emergencies, in particular in armed conflict and in post-conflict situations, in countries in which humanitarian personnel are operating, in conformity with the relevant provisions of international law and national laws, to cooperate fully with the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies and organizations and to ensure the safe and unhindered access of humanitarian personnel, as well as delivery of supplies and equipment, in order to allow such personnel to efficiently perform their task of assisting affected civilian populations, including refugees and internally displaced persons;”

Issuing body: United Nations General Assembly

Symbol and paragraph: A/RES/52/167 (1998), OP3

Agenda item: Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations

See also:

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 1998 A/RES/53/87 (1998), OP11

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 1999 A/RES/54/192 (1999), OP3

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2000 A/RES/55/175 (2000), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2001 A/RES/56/217 (2001), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2002 A/RES/57/155 (2002), OP5

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2003 A/RES/58/114 (2003), OP10

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2003 A/RES/58/122 (2003), OP5

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2004 A/RES/59/141 (2004), OP18

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2004 A/RES/59/211 (2004), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2005 A/RES/60/123 (2005), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2004 A/RES/60/124 (2005), OP2

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2006 A/RES/61/133 (2006), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2006 A/RES/61/134 (2006), OP20

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2007 A/RES/62/94 (2007), OP24

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2007 A/RES/62/95 (2007), OP4 and OP 11 

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2008 A/RES/63/138 (2008), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2008 A/RES/63/139 (2008), OP25

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2009 A/RES/64/76 (2009), OP26

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2009 A/RES/64/77 (2009), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, 2010 A/RES/65/132 (2010), OP4

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 2010 A/RES/65/133 (2011), OP27

 

 

Promoting humanitarian principles: the southern Sudan experience

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: May, 1997

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Publisher: RRN Paper, Overseas Development Institute

Author(s): Iain Levine

SPLM-United / Operation Lifeline Sudan Agreement on Ground Rules

Resource type: Negotiated Agreements

Date published: May, 1996

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Conflict and Humanitarian Action. Report of a Conference at Princeton University

Resource type: Articles & Reports

Date published: 23 October, 1993

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Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Author(s): Doyle, M.W.; Johnstone, I.

UN General Assembly Resolution on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations, 1991

Resource type: Normative Framework, United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

Date published: 19 December, 1991

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“Under the aegis of the General Assembly and working under the direction of the Secretary-General, the high-level official would have the following responsibilities: …

(d) Actively facilitating, including through negotiation if needed, the access by the operational organizations to emergency areas for the rapid provision of emergency assistance by obtaining the consent of all parties concerned, through modalities such as the establishment of temporary relief corridors where needed, days and zones of tranquility and other forms;…”

“States whose populations are in need of humanitarian assistance are called upon to facilitate the work of these [Intergovernmental and non- governmental] organizations in implementing humanitarian assistance, in particular the supply of food, medicines, shelter and health care, for which access to victims is essential.”

 

“The United Nations should continue to make appropriate arrangements with interested Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to enable it to have more expeditious access, when necessary, to their emergency relief capacities, including food reserves, emergency stockpiles and personnel, as well as logistic support…”

Issuing body: United Nations General Assembly

Symbol and paragraph: A/RES/46/182, OP35d ; A/RES/46/182, OP6 ; A/RES/46/182OP28

Agenda item: Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations

See also:

United Nations General Assembly Resolution on strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergence assistance of the United Nations, 1993 A/RES/48/57 (1993), OP19

United Nations General Assembly Resolution on strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergence assistance of the United Nations, 1997 A/RES/51/194 (1997), PP12

United Nations General Assembly Resolution on international cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development, 2010 A/RES/64/251(2010), OP14

United Nations General Assembly Resolution on international cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development, 2011 A/RES/65/264 (2011), OP14

 

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Resource type: Books

Date published: 1 December, 1991

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Publisher: Penguin Books; Revised Edition

Author(s): Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Human Rights Law

Date published: 20 November, 1989

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“…States Parties shall provide… co-operation in any efforts by the United Nations and other competent intergovernmental organizations or non-governmental organizations co-operating with the United Nations to protect and assist [a refugee child or a child who is seeking refugee status]…”

Issuing body: United Nations General Assembly

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 22(2)

Agenda item: Right of refugee children to humanitarian access

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 8 June, 1977

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“The Parties to the conflict and each High Contracting Party shall allow and facilitate rapid and unimpeded passage of all relief consignments, equipment and personnel provided in accordance with this Section, even if such assistance is destined for the civilian population of the adverse Party.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 70(2)

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 8 June, 1977

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“If the civilian population of any territory under the control of a Party to the conflict, other than occupied territory, is not adequately provided with the supplies… relief actions which are humanitarian and impartial in character and conducted without any adverse distinction shall be undertaken, subject to the agreement of the Parties concerned in such relief actions. Offers of such relief shall not be regarded as interference in the armed conflict or as unfriendly acts…”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 70(1)

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 8 June, 1977

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“Where necessary, relief personnel may form part of the assistance provided in any relief action, in particular for the transportation and distribution of relief consignments; the participation of such personnel shall be subject to the approval of the Party in whose territory they will carry out their duties.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 71(1)

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 8 June, 1977

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“If the civilian population is suffering undue hardship owing to a lack of the supplies essential for its survival, relief actions for the civilian population which are of an exclusively humanitarian and impartial nature and which are conducted without any adverse distinction shall be undertaken subject to the consent of the High Contracting Party concerned.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 18(2)

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 12 August, 1949

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“The distribution of the relief consignments shall be carried out with the cooperation and under the supervision of the Protecting Power. This duty may also be delegated, by agreement between the Occupying Power and the Protecting Power, to a neutral Power, to the International Committee of the Red Cross or to any other impartial humanitarian body.
All Contracting Parties shall endeavour to permit the transit and transport, free of charge, of such relief consignments on their way to occupied territories.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 61

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 12 August, 1949

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“The Parties to the conflict shall endeavour to conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas, of wounded, sick, infirm, and aged persons, children and maternity cases, and for the passage of ministers of all
religions, medical personnel and medical equipment on their way to such areas.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 17

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 12 August, 1949

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“Each High Contracting Party shall allow the free passage of all consignments of medical and hospital stores and objects necessary for religious worship intended only for civilians of another High Contracting Party, even if the latter is its adversary. It shall likewise permit the free passage of all consignments of essential foodstuffs, clothing and tonics intended for children under fifteen, expectant mothers and maternity cases.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 23

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 12 August, 1949

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“If the whole or part of the population of an occupied territory is inadequately supplied, the Occupying Power shall agree to relief schemes on behalf of the said population, and shall facilitate them by all the means at its disposal.

Such schemes, which may be undertaken either by States or by impartial humanitarian organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, shall consist in particular, of the provision of consignments of foodstuffs, medical supplies and clothing.

All Contracting Parties shall permit the free passage of these consignments and shall guarantee their protection.”

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 59

Agenda item: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 12 August, 1949

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“[The International Committee of the Red Cross, the relevant National Red Cross (Red Crescent, Red Lion and Sun) Society, as well as other humanitarian organizations] shall be granted all facilities for [communication with
protected persons] by the authorities, within the bounds set by military or security considerations. “

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 30

Agenda item: Status and treatment of protected persons

Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Resource type: Normative Framework, International Humanitarian Law

Date published: 12 August, 1949

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“An impartial humanitarian body, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, may offer its services to the Parties to the conflict.”

 

Issuing body: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Symbol and paragraph: Art. 3 (2)

Agenda item: Treatment of Prisoners of War