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Online Conference: Religious Actors & Humanitarian Norms Compliance in Armed Conflict

Posted on 23 November 2021

Join us on 8-10 December 2021 for the online conference Religious Actors & Humanitarian Norms Compliance in Armed Conflict: Roles, Influence, Engagement.

Organised by the Generating Respect Project, which is hosted at the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights and York Law School, this conference brings together scholars, humanitarian practitioners and religious leaders. Join a stellar line-up of paper presenters and discussants to reflect on whether and how religious actors can generate greater compliance with humanitarian norms in times of armed conflict!

The conference's opening roundtable on Civilian engagement as a strategy to enhance norm compliance in armed conflict is co-organised with Geneva Call and moderated by Mr Ezequiel Heffes. We will have the pleasure to hear contributions from:

  • Dr Rebecca Sutton, Edinburgh Law School
  • Mr Omar Ahmed, Geneva Call
  • Dr Katharine Fortin, University of Utrecht
  • Professor Andrew Clapham, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

The closing roundtable on Peer Pressure as a strategy to enhance norm compliance in conflict situations is co-organised with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and chaired by Dr Ibrahim Salama. We are honoured to hear expert insights from:

  • Professor Azza Karam, Religions for Peace
  • Professor Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief (TBC)
  • Dr Ashley Jackson, Centre for the Study of Armed Groups, Overseas Development Institute)
  • Dr Michael Wiener, OHCHR

Free registration and the full conference programme can be accessed here