Online Learning Series on Humanitarian Law and Policy: Is the attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC a war crime?
With the United Nations Secretary-General calling the assault “the worst attack on U.N. peacekeepers in the organization’s recent history” and “a war crime,” the incident in North Kivu in December 2017, which killed 15 peacekeepers and injured more than 50, has renewed the debate over the status of UN Peacekeepers under IHL.
On 27 March, this webinar discussed the legal and policy challenges related to the UN peacekeepers operating in situations of on-going armed conflict, and whether and when they can be considered a party to the conflict.
Session recording (YouTube - faster loading time)
Session recording (Adobe Connect - higher quality)
Please note that the Adobe Connect recording does not include the event introduction. For a full version of the event, please refer to the above YouTube recording.
Session recording (audio podcast)
The event targets legal practitioners as well as humanitarian practitioners in the PHAP membership seeking a more advanced understanding of laws and policies related to or affecting humanitarian assistance and protection in armed conflict. The event is also open to the public.
Legal Officer, Office of the Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat
Legal Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Executive Director, PHAP
Humanitarian Law and Policy Course Director, PHAP
PHAP Credentialing Program
International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action
The event addresses some aspects of segments 3.4 and 3.5 of the certification assessment outline.