Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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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

Conference in Beirut: preserving cultural heritage in the Middle East conflicts

5 April 2018

On 16 March, the Friends of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Network—a platform initiated by Geneva Call—held a high-level panel discussion at the American University of Beirut entitled Protection of... read more

Lebanon: Geneva Call organizes a roundtable on the protection of children at risk to be recruited by armed actors

27 February 2017

On 1st February 2017, Geneva Call held a roundtable on the protection of children in armed conflict in partnership with the Permanent Peace Movement – a Lebanese non-governmental organization. The ongoing Syrian... read more

Geneva Call gathers 21 armed movements in Geneva to discuss how to better protect children and education in armed conflict

1 December 2016

From 22 to 24 November 2016, 31 leaders, commanders and advisers of 21 armed movements from 11 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Colombia, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar, participated in workshops and discussions around the... read more

Lebanon: Geneva Call trains youth from political parties on law of armed conflict

23 August 2016

With the support of Finland, Geneva Call launched a summer school on the law of armed conflict for youth from different political parties in Lebanon. “This is a unique opportunity, a neutral space for Lebanese... read more

Lebanon: 56 preachers and religious education teachers learn about humanitarian norms

4 April 2016

As part of its continuing strategy to spread knowledge of humanitarian norms among Lebanon’s civil society, Geneva Call recently held 2 two-day workshops on humanitarian norms in Tripoli: one for 23 male preachers and... read more

Lebanon: launch of a study on “Children at Risk in the Palestinian Refugee Camps”

10 January 2016

On 7 December 2015, Geneva Call and the Nashit association launched a study called “Children at Risk in the Palestinian Refugee Camps” in Beirut. The study was presented at a conference co-organized by Geneva Call,... read more

Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon: an interview with Wissam Al-Saliby, one of Geneva Call’s trainer

10 October 2015

Wissam Al-Saliby regularly conducts training courses on humanitarian norms for commanders and fighters from armed groups in Syria and Lebanon. In March 2015, he led a training session on policing and human rights for 15... read more

IN THEIR WORDS – a new video featuring 13 representatives of armed non-State actors

16 September 2015

Geneva Call has just released a short video featuring 13 high-level representatives of armed non-State actors (ANSAs) from 10 countries, including Syria, Burma/Myanmar and Sudan. In it, they explain why they think it is... read more

Lebanon: Inauguration of the Legal Training Center in Ain al-Hilweh Refugee Camp

28 October 2014

A milestone of Geneva Call's project in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon was reached on 25 October with the inauguration of the Legal Training Center in Ain al-Hilweh camp. The Legal Support Unit (LSU) to the... read more