The rights and responsibilities of armed non-state actors : the legal landscape and issues surrounding engagement
Genève : Académie de droits humains, February 2010
This paper looks at the international obligations that bind rebel groups in the context of international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law. The focus is on rebel groups and how to engage with them with regard to norms aimed at the protection of civilians. A number of suggestions are floated in the context of a wider project, aimed at improving respect for such norms by generating a greater sense of ownership over the standards and the monitoring processes.