About RULAC

About RULAC

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed conflict, provides information on the parties to these conflicts, and applicable international law. It aims to provide an independent and impartial classification of situations of armed conflict in the world based on open source information in a format that is accessible to a wide audience, including non-lawyers and non-specialists in international humanitarian law.

The RULAC project is a legal reference source for a broad audience interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under international humanitarian law, including legal experts, government officials, policy makers in international organizations or NGOs, humanitarian practitioners, and journalists who work on humanitarian or security issues, and academics.

The RULAC project is still under development and new entries continue to be added. The scope of RULAC is currently limited to armed conflicts that have emerged since 2011 and are still ongoing. Information on conflicts that started before 2011, including their classification, can be found on the old RULAC website.

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Last updated: Tuesday 7th March 2017