Rules of engagement : protecting civilians through dialogue with armed non-state actors
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Geneva : Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, 2011
IV, 88 p. ; 30 cm
Source : https://www.geneva-academy.ch/joomlatools-files/docman-files/Research%20documents/Rules-of-Engagement-EN.pdf (last accessed on 15.06.2020)
The report Rules of engagement, protecting civilians through dialogue with armed non-state actors is an essential reference document for humanitarian and mediation practitioners dedicated to humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors (ANSAs). This report aims to address some of the key challenges faced by the international community (e.g. states, international organizations, NGOs working in the field) when dealing with lack of compliance with international norms by ANSAs. The main body of the report sets out the main conclusions and finding of the project, with supporting illustrations from current practice as well as a review of the legal challenges - under national as well as international law - that confront anyone seeking to improve respect for international law by ANSAs.