Armed Groups and International Law and Opinio Juris Joint Symposium on Compliance in Armed Conflict

About the author(s):

Ezequiel Heffes is the Director of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict in New York. Prior to joining Watchlist, Ezequiel worked for Geneva Call as a Senior Policy and Legal Advisor and for the ICRC in various operational positions in Colombia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He holds a PhD from the University of Leiden, an LLM in IHL and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy, and a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law. He has widely published on different international law issues. Ezequiel is the author of Detention by Non-State Armed Groups under International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2022) and the co-editor of International Humanitarian Law and Non-State Actors. Debates, Law and Practice (Springer/Asser Press, 2020).

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Over the coming week, along with Opinio Juris, we are happy to co-host a symposium on Compliance in Armed Conflict: New Avenues to Generate Respect for Humanitarian Norms, co-organized by Ioana Cismas and I.

We will have the honor to read about innovative compliance generation strategies from a list of renowned scholars and practitioners, including : Emiliano Buis, Katharine Fortin, Hyeran Jo, Fiona Terry, Ahmed Al-Dawoody, Jonathan Zaragoza, Yolvi Padilla, Chris Rush, Mohamed Assaleh, Louise Sloan, Ibrahim Salama, Michael Wiener, Nontando Hadebe, Annyssa Bellal, Pascal Bongard, Melina Fidelis-Tzourou, Anki Sjöberg and Anne Schintgen. Ioana and I will also contribute with an Introductory piece on Monday (19/10).

As this is a co-hosted symposium, half of the contributions will be found here at Armed Groups and International Law and the other half at Opinio Juris. We will try to cross-link, but keep an eye on both websites to follow along. We look forward to the exchange!

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