IRRC No. 916-917 32 articles

Counterterrorism, sanctions and war

Terrorism is a live threat in today’s world – and one that causes immeasurable human suffering. The international community has worked to confront this threat through a patchwork of counterterrorism measures, including sanctions. But despite the legitimacy of those efforts, these measures have negative effects on the provision of humanitarian aid, harming both intended beneficiaries and humanitarian workers, bringing counterterrorism measures into tension with international humanitarian law (IHL).
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Worldwide, around 600 armed groups have the capacity to cause violence of humanitarian concern – and more than 100 of those can, as a matter of international humanitarian law, be considered parties to armed conflicts. The prevalence of these groups and their corresponding ability to project power – through both exercising violence and providing services to those under their control – make them an ongoing issue of humanitarian concern. This edition explores complex questions of governance and international law raised by the existence and operations of non-state armed groups all around the world, asking what laws they are bound by, how to engage with these groups, and what duties they owe those under their control. Included in the edition as well is a collection of selected articles on a variety of cutting-edge topics.

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