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Itay Epshtain
Senior Humanitarian Law and Policy Consultant. All views my own.
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Itay Epshtain Dec 9
Happy Chanukah to One and All...
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Itay Epshtain Dec 8
Wrapping up a great week with this fantastic crew of legal nerds...
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Joel Charny Dec 3
So UK Charity Commission has decided to be even tougher than the US. If this trend continues of donors battling to be the champion of zero tolerance working in conflict zones will become impossible for NGOs.
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Vincent Bernard Nov 30
The editorial board of the Review just met in Geneva to plan our next issues & the 150th anniversary of the journal in 2019. Future Review topics include: Terror /counter terror, The Sahel, How does develop? Emotions & War... Inspired?
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Emma O'Leary Dec 1
and other agencies call for an exemption for aid workers to a bill that could make it illegal for British residents and citizens to work in conflict zones. efforts should not criminalise aid work.
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Belgium UN New York Nov 19
Happening now in : adoption of the resolution on the human rights treaty body system. 🇧🇪 is pleased to join 🇮🇸, 🇫🇮, 🇳🇴, 🇸🇪, 🇩🇰 and 🇸🇮 as main sponsor. We reaffirm the important role of the treaty bodies in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms
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Hugh Lovatt Nov 16
The EU and its member states need to set down clear markers for supporting any future US peace plan. In September, France did just that, warning any peace plan not based on the internationally agreed parameters of two States would be doomed to failure.
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Itay Epshtain Nov 17
Israeli lobby-group 'Im Tirzu' sets out the agenda ahead of the general elections. At number one, the forcible transfer of , followed by obstructing funding to human rights defenders.
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UNSCO Nov 12
The is working closely with & all concerned to ensure that steps back from the brink. The escalation in the past 24hrs is EXTREMELY dangerous & reckless. Rockets must STOP, restraint must b shown by all! No effort must be spared to reverse the spiral of violence.
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Hugh Lovatt Nov 8
My new report trying to make sense of Gaza stabilization efforts -- warning that while positive steps have been achieved thanks to , a long term sustainable solution has to address the politics.
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SwedenUN 🇸🇪 Oct 30
’s aggression against , including the illegal annexation of , is in blatant disregard of international law. Until it comes to an end, the must remain seized of the matter. ~ Ambassador
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yuval shany Oct 28
Here’s the program of this year’s edition of the annual / IHL conference, focusing this time on detention law and practice. Should be interesting!
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Itay Epshtain Oct 28
Wise words from my friend and colleague on the synagogue attack yesterday and the political violence and brute force direct at refugees and those who seek to aid them in their plight.
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EU and Palestinians Oct 26
🇪🇺️EU Local statement on the dismantling of schools in the West Bank بيان محلي صادر عن الاتحاد الأوروبي حول تفكيك المدارس في الضفة الغربية The European Union Representative issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in...
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Valentina Azarova Oct 25
HRC adopts new General Comment on right to life which links with the right with the legal imperative to outlaw war and the consequences of ad bellum/ aggression wars — a plea to INGOs w an ad bellum blindspot?
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Belgium UN New York Oct 25
2018 marks the 60th anniversary of 🇧🇪 acceptance of the compulsory jurisdiction of the . The geographical diversity of the States & the variety of areas in which it is called upon to give a decision attest to the fundamental role & the universal nature of the
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Tamara Kajtazović Oct 24
Today ’s presented operational evidence of the impact of counterterrorism measures on action to . Welcome interest by donors to identify concrete steps on how to advance & ensure humanitarian action remains principled
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Itay Epshtain Oct 24
Special Rapporteur concludes his presentation to by urging the international community to support a UN study on the question of the legality of prolonged and abusive occupation of , ahead of seeking an Advisory Opinion to...
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Itay Epshtain Oct 24
Special Rapporteur concludes his presentation to by urging the international community to support a UN study on the question of the legality of prolonged and abusive occupation of , ahead of seeking an Advisory Opinion to that effect.
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