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Special Panel on Libya

An International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Talk

In February 2011, violent protests broke out in Benghazi, Libya, inspired by uprisings in neighbouring countries. Six years later, the country today still suffers from instability. The June 2017 report issued by the UN Libya Experts Panel, set up by the UN Security Council in 2011, established that there are multiple factors contributing to the complex causes of instability in Libya. Domestic and international corruption, crime, smuggling and external intervention are only a few of the factors explained in this report.

This IHL Talk, co-organised by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, takes place during the Conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflicts. It will discuss the legal and political challenges faced by the country, including the protection of migrants and the role that different actors play in terrorism networks.


This IHL Talk will be followed by a cocktail reception at the Maison de la paix.


Annyssa Bellal, Strategic Advisor on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Research Fellow, Geneva Academy


Elham Saudi, Director, Lawyers for Justice in Libya and Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Jean-Paul Rouiller, Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and Director, Geneva Centre for Training and Analysis of Terrorism


The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months at lunchtime, academic experts, practitioners, policy makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law


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GCSP Conference Room 6th Floor, Maison de la Paix

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GCSP Conference Room P4-444, Maison de la paix, Pétale 4 (Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D), Genève


Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix


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