Counterterrorism remains a major concern today for humanitarian actors. In increasingly complex conflict settings, it can be difficult to keep up with new measures and approaches for how States and other actors respond to terrorism. In recent years, members of the humanitarian community have become increasingly aware of the real, perceived, and potential impacts of such measures on the delivery of principled humanitarian assistance. Nevertheless, the consequences of counterterrorism laws and policies on humanitarian action continue to be widely debated and discussed.
Since 2014, PHAP has closely worked with the Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement (CHE) Project at the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC) organizing several online sessions on this topic under different formats. You can read more on each event by following the links below.
In addition to this, on 6-7 July, PHAP will be organizing a Thematic Workshop on Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Implication for Humanitarian Action in Brussels following a three-day Core Professional Course on Humanitarian Law and Policy. You can read more about this onsite course and apply now here.
Counterterrorism laws and their impact on humanitarian action
The Humanitarian Exemptions Debate: U.N. Security Council Sanctions and Principled Humanitarian Action
Are counterterrorism approaches eroding the foundational humanitarian compromise of IHL?
Onsite event that offered remote online participation. There is a video recording available.