The Rights and Responsibilities of Armed Non-State Actors: The Legal Landscape & Issues Surrounding Engagement

45 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2010

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Andrew Clapham

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Date Written: February 1, 2010

Abstract

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, organized by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, aimed at improving respect for such norms by generating a greater sense of ownership over the standards and the monitoring processes.

Keywords: non-state actors, international humanitarian law, armed conflict, human rights, international criminal law, ownership of norms, rebels, insurgents

Suggested Citation

Clapham, Andrew, The Rights and Responsibilities of Armed Non-State Actors: The Legal Landscape & Issues Surrounding Engagement (February 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1569636 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1569636

Andrew Clapham (Contact Author)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies ( email )

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Geneva, CH-1211
Switzerland

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