At the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Belgium initiated with Uruguay a group of friends to make sure that the problem of children in armed conflicts
is duly integrated in all the activities of the Council.
Fataliyeva suggested to study the consequences of armed conflicts for children, actively intervene and put an end to conflicts.
Another member of the Azerbaijani delegation Vusal Huseynov noted in his speech that any actions during the armed conflicts should be directed against militaries, and not against civilians.
12 This is very important, if one considers that the armed conflicts which are currently occurring in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya--and earlier in Mali and Afghanistan--as well as in other regions, constitute, in principle, conflicts not of an international character.
The aim of this article is to highlight the issue of the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict in the light of the recent disturbing trends, such as the proliferation of hate crimes against cultural heritage, its intentional targeting and destruction as well as its pillaging under terrorist threats.
For the purposes of the annual Armed Conflicts Report, Project Ploughshares defines an armed conflict as: a political conflict in which armed combat involves the armed forces of at least one state (or one or more armed factions seeking to gain control of all or part of the state), and in which at least 1,000 people have been killed by the fighting during the course of the conflict.
Despite the peace agreement, Colombia remained on the 2016 Armed Conflicts Report.
Arguing that the protection of civilians in armed conflict
was a basic tenet of international humanitarian law, Ambassador Lodhi regretted that, 'Despite an established normative framework, compliance was unfortunately sporadic and accountability mechanisms remained weak.
This challenge, she pointed out, was compounded by an inadequate global response to address the suffering of civilians in armed conflict
This tragedy is compounded by an inadequate global response to address the suffering of civilians in armed conflict
The identification of natural disasters as an enhancer of armed conflicts
in multi-ethnic countries could also be an added motivation to increase awareness of environmental issues and boost climate change mitigation efforts.
The senator said punitive laws against war crimes apply in cases of non-international armed conflict
, noting that the conflict between the government and the ASG was classified as one because it is between the Philippines and a non-state actor, particularly a terrorist group.
Addressing the signing ceremony, Sudan's Minister of Welfare and Social Security Mashair Al-Dawalab reiterated the government commitment to protect children at the armed conflict
zones and prevent their recruitment or exposure to physical or psychological violations.
Transnational armed conflicts
between states and non-state armed groups have emerged as a defining characteristic of twenty-first century warfare.
Unfortunately, the persistent hostilities-occupation dichotomy prevents their unequivocal application during non-international armed conflicts
because many such obligations are understood to attach only during occupation, which by definition occurs only in international--and not in non-international--conflicts.