In light of developments in Syria, Iraq, Mali, and elsewhere, with hostilities between Islamist armed groups and states and other entities becoming more heated, the relevant questions for the humanitarian community regarding Islamic Law and applicable international legal frameworks have moved well beyond humanitarian access negotiations. The use of armed force both by and against Islamist groups has increased. This alters the dynamic of conflict situations, affecting the nature of humanitarian need as well as the possibilities to respond to it. On Tuesday, 16 December 2014, PHAP offered a special live online briefing with experts Naz Modirzadeh and Andrew March on the topic of Islamic Law, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism.
This event explained the scope and rationale behind developing a program on this topic, and answered questions from prospective participants. While open to the public, advance registration was required. A recording of the briefing is now available exclusively to PHAP members in good standing.