Humanitarian Action, Frameworks and Practice

Jakob Kellenberger

MINT057 | Spring | 6ECTS

Humanitarian Action and challenges to be faced by humanitarian organisations. Today's humanitarian landscape and past reform projects. Links between humanitarian action and other types of action, development in particular.

Introduction into the international humanitarian law and other branches of public international law relevant for humanitarian action with focus on concrete challenges in the field: conduct of hostilities, deprivation of liberty, people on the move, compliance and impunity issues, fight against terrorism.

Each lecture will deal with specific context in order to illustrate operational and legal challenges to be faced. Contexts will also be looked at from a historic, political and socio-economic perspective. Contexts dealt with: Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel/Palestinian Territories, Mexico, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine.