Humanitarian Response in Situations of Armed Conflict: Live online consultation

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

140619 NSEA Conflicts v3As an update to our post on 10 June 2014 advertising the upcoming PHAP events on humanitarian assistance, we now have a few more details regarding the event on 19th June 2014 which is on the theme of ‘Humanitarian Response in Situations of Armed Conflict’. The event will deal with regionally relevant issues such as population displacement, accountability of governments and aid organizations, access of people to humanitarian action, and protection of civilians.

The speakers for the 19th June 2014 event are now confirmed and are as follows: Carsten Völz, Humanitarian Director of Oxfam International, Cecilia Jimenez,  National Director of the IDP Project for the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, and Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, Deputy Head of the regional office for Asia and the Pacific of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Carsten Völz is the Humanitarian Director of Oxfam International. He has been active in international humanitarian assistance and development cooperation since 1994. Carsten has worked in grassroots projects and country programmes, with regional and global responsibilities across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Central America. Over the past two decades, he has led several leading humanitarian organizations’ major disaster response and recovery programmes from Rwanda to the Balkans to Darfur, in the South Asian floods and the Horn of Africa drought. Carsten’s recent positions include those of Global Head of Emergency Operations of CARE International and Sudan Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council. He is also Executive in Residence at INSEAD’s Social Innovation Centre and  a board member of the Sphere project (Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response).

Cecilia Jimenez is currently the National Director of the IDP Project for the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines. Prior to this, she was a Senior Training and Legal Officer of IDMC/NRC based in Geneva. A Philippine lawyer with specialisation in human rights and migration, Cecilia has protection field experience primarily in Southeast Asia and has over two decades of experience in NGO human rights advocacy for the Asia-Pacific region. She also has teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor on human rights law and on IHL and as trainer and legal consultant for a variety of academic and NGO consultancies on capacity-building, strategy formulation and partnerships.

Sebastian Rhodes Stampa Deputy Head of the regional office for Asia and the Pacific of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and resident civil-military coordination expert.

Register now:

The event will take place on 19th June 2014 at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Bangkok time,which is

11:00-12:00 p.m. in Amsterdam/ Geneva
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Naypyidaw
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Bangkok/ Hanoi/ Jakarta/ Phnom Penh/ Vientiane
5:00 – 6:00 p.min Beijing/ Brunei/ Kuala Lumpur/ Manila/ Singapore/ Ulaanbaatar
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dili/ Pyongyang/ Seoul/ Tokyo



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