Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Geneva Call releases a report on the role of armed non-State actors in the administration of justice in armed conflicts

3 September 2018

  The administration of justice by armed non-State actors (ANSA) is a frequent feature in armed conflicts and has existed for decades. ANSAs often try their own forces, enemies and civilians, and some of them... read more

Developing our humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors on the displacement of civilians

28 June 2018

The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement ever recorded globally; 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution and the number of new displacements... read more

Iraq: “Displaced people have the right to return to their homes.” A first training session with a tribal Sunni brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Anbar

28 March 2018

On 14 and 15 February, Geneva Call conducted a first two-day workshop on the law of armed conflict, including the rules governing the rights of displaced people, for 31 fighters and commanders from a tribal Sunni... read more

Syria: new allegations of child recruitment in Afrin

19 March 2018

In the context of the recent military operations in Afrin, in north-west Syria, a worrying number of allegations on the use of child soldiers have been reported. Geneva Call reminds all parties to the conflict that no... read more

Eastern Ghouta: TV campaign to advocate humanitarian access

13 March 2018

Geneva Call has just relaunched its TV campaign in Eastern Ghouta in a bid to urge all armed actors active in this area to guarantee safe humanitarian access, respect hospitals and medical personnel and refrain from... read more

Libya: launch of a Facebook campaign to promote for the protection of civilian populations in armed conflict

27 February 2018

On 20 February, Geneva Call launched a video campaign via Facebook to raise awareness about the rules of war and humanitarian norms among the populations in Libya’s main cities, including Benghazi and Tripoli. The... read more

Northwest Syria: current military operations in Afrin put 323,000 people at risk

1 February 2018

On 20 January 2017, fighting between the Turkish army, supported by several Syrian armed non-State actors (ANSAs), and the Kurdish People’s Defences Forces (YPG/YPJ) broke out in Afrin, a region of Northwest Syria.... read more

The Philippines: first meetings with communities affected by armed hostilities in Marawi

14 January 2018

Geneva Call staff recently travelled to the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to assess the situation and evaluate the possibilities of working towards increased protection for civilians. The organization’s... read more

Yemen: first workshop for women from civil society on the law of armed conflict

7 December 2017

From 8 to 12 October 2017, Geneva Call organized a three-day training session on the law of armed conflict and a two-day thematic workshop on child protection, the ban on anti-personnel mines and the prohibition of... read more

2017 Garance Talks: the role of armed non-State actors in the administration of justice in armed conflict

24 November 2017

On 22 November, Geneva Call held its second session of Garance Talks on the topic of the administration of justice by armed non-State actors (ANSA). ANSAs frequently carry out judicial or quasi-judicial procedures... read more