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It is undeniable that the effectiveness of international humanitarian law (IHL) faces challenges from different quarters. To address these, humanitarian organizations have, in the main, pursued a direct engagement strategy with the parties to a conflict. Although this has remained the dominant strategy to date, in the last two decades the humanitarian sector has, on an ad hoc basis and without the benefit of a solid evidence base, engaged other societal actors identified as having the potential to influence parties to armed conflict, and among them religious leaders. This chapter addresses the role of these leaders in influencing compliance (or lack thereof) with IHL by States and non-State armed groups. In particular, two issues are explored: 1) what makes religious leaders influential among their constituencies?, and 2) how can they be useful actors to increase respect for IHL in armed conflict?
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- international humanitarian law
- religious leaders
- 1 Workshop
Contributions to expert consultation on "The roles and responsibilities of non-state actors in transitional justice processes" organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Ioana Cismas (Invited speaker)10 Mar 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Workshop
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Generating Respect for Humanitarian Norms: The Influence of Religious Leaders on Parties to Armed Conflict
1/01/20 → 28/02/23
Project: Research project (funded) › Research