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A Yearly Global Assessment of IHL Compliance

Posted on: 08 February 2024

Geneva Academy announces the launch of a new research project

We are excited to announce the launch of a new project consisting of the publication of a yearly global annual report assessing compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) in contemporary armed conflicts.

To be released in the fall, this report aims to provide decision-makers, practitioners and scholars with the latest trends and challenges associated with the implementation of IHL in more than 100 armed conflicts worldwide – both international and non-international. Spot reports will complement this global analysis by shedding light on specific situations, trends or IHL violations that deserve immediate attention.

‘We aim, with this new report, to become the world’s leading source of data and analysis on current armed conflicts and related IHL non-compliance challenges’ explains Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.

‘This new product will complement and build on our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict online portal that classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict according to IHL criteria and will contribute to a better monitoring and implementation of IHL’ she adds.

First Global Report

The first global report is scheduled for release in the fall of 2024 and will be followed by a series of spot reports before the publication of the subsequent edition.

‘We are currently consolidating our research team to work on this major project, both from Geneva as well as in the field’ underlines Professor Gloria Gaggioli.