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Humanitarian Dialogue: Shia Religious Leaders set precedents and agree on IDP Protection in Najaf/Iraq

13 May 2019

On 30 April, Shia religious leaders, religious scholars and academics from Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Yemen and Bahrein convened in Najaf/Iraq at the Islamic University under the auspices of Geneva Call. The purpose of this... read more

Geneva Call launches its “Fighter not Killer” Facebook campaign in Libya

17 April 2019

In light of the latest escalation of the conflict in Libya, Geneva Call is launching a campaign to raise awareness about the rules of war among all parties to the conflict in Libya. Geneva Call’s “Fighter not... read more

Statement of Mr. Alain Délétroz, Director General of Geneva Call, on the adoption of Resolution 2462 by the United Nations Security Council

2 April 2019

On 28 March 2019, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2462 on preventing and combating the financing of terrorism. While the legitimate concerns of United Nations Member States regarding the need to... read more

Naval Mines and International Humanitarian Law, by Ximena Galvez, Eurasia Desk Officer and Legal Advisor

1 April 2019

Summary Relatively little attention has been paid to naval mines for quite some time, because they have rarely been used in recent years. They are known as inexpensive, self-contained explosive devices with... read more

The Palestinian National Security Forces adopt a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics, committing to improve respect of international humanitarian norms in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon

25 March 2019

Following the long-term humanitarian engagement to sensitize the Palestinian National Security Forces in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon around international humanitarian norms and to enhance respect of these norms, a... read more

Geneva Call publishes a study on the negotiation of humanitarian access in North Kivu

20 March 2019

In response to the shrinking humanitarian space in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this report seeks to shed light on the humanitarian access negotiation practices of NGOs operating in the area. It... read more

Geneva Call’s Director General signs a cooperation agreement with the Australian government

6 March 2019

Alain Délétroz with Mr Tony Sheehan, Deputy Secretary for International Security of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. To reinforce its longstanding support from Australia, Geneva Call conducted a strategic... read more

Geneva Call holds a workshop in Beirut to support NGOs working in Syria

1 February 2019

On December 18 and 19 2018, Geneva Call organised a two-day workshop in Beirut, Lebanon covering International Humanitarian Law, and humanitarian protection and access in Syria for thirty-four different international... read more

Final destruction of 2,485 stockpiled anti-personnel mines in Western Sahara

22 January 2019

On 6 January 2019, Geneva Call monitored the destruction of 2,485 stockpiled anti-personnel (AP) mines by the Sahrawi Mine Action Coordination Office (SMACO) in accordance with Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment banning... read more

“Armed conflicts have rules too”: press conference in Kiev

14 January 2019

Geneva Call organized a press conference in Ukraine on December 13, 2018 to launch its first ever programme in Ukraine. The main speaker, Marie Lequin, Head of the Eurasia region at Geneva Call, focused on the... read more