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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Children in Armed Conflict, Enforcement, Implementation, International Humanitarian Law, Monitoring and Reporting of Violations, Protection of Civilians

<p>Isabelle Guitard has over eight years of experience in the field of children&rsquo;s rights advocacy, including five years exclusively on the issue of children affected by armed conflict. She currently works for the London-based organization Child Soldiers International, where she conducts research and advocacy on the recruitment and use of children in Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2010, she worked for UNICEF in Iraq, where she was in charge of supporting the establishment of the UN Security Council mechanism for monitoring and reporting grave child rights violations resulting from the conflict, in close cooperation with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI); in this role, she spent six months training Iraqi civil society on documenting violations of children&#39;s rights. In 2007-2009, she worked for Defence for Children International (DCI) in the occupied Palestinian territorywhere she designed and implemented advocacy strategies at UN and EU levels on issues related to the impact of the conflict on children. In 2004-2006, she worked for the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) in London, where she was supporting a worldwide network of NGOs in advocating for children&rsquo;s rights within the UN human rights system. Isabelle has a Masters Degree in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She is French and resides in London.</p>