‘Implementing International Humanitarian Law through Human Rights Mechanisms: Opportunity or Utopia?’

This recent working paper published by the Geneva Academy focuses on the current lack of mechanisms which IHL possesses to ensure its own compliance. Emilie Max, researcher at the Geneva Academy and author of the paper, explains:

“This paper does not pass any judgement on this trend – a trend so entrenched that would, in any case, prove hard to pause – but aims at contributing to its dispassionate assessment”

Instead, the paper provides an overview of this trend, and identifies lessons previously learned from the engagement of human rights bodies with IHL. The paper was presented at a colloquium studying this issue at the 2019 Geneva Human Rights Week hosted by the University of Geneva in conjunction with the Geneva Academy this week.