Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/06/03/Humanitarian_Law_in_Times_of_Armed_Conflict Annyssa Bellal, Senior Researcher at the Geneva Academy of International Law and Human Rights, discusses the recently released Taliban Code of Conduct for armed conflict. Its guidelines include, among other things, restrictions against harming civilians and civilian property. ----- Swissnex San Francisco presents "Humanitarian Law in Times of Armed Conflict." This conversation deals with non-state groups involved in armed conflicts who challenge international humanitarian law, and features examples from Afghanistan. Annyssa Bellal holds a Ph.D. in public international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and she is currently a senior researcher at the Geneva Academy of International law and Human Rights. She worked as a legal advisor for the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs within the Directorate of Public international law, where she dealt with human rights and counter-terrorism issues. Her current research areas of interest focus on the problem of the ownership of international humanitarian norms by armed non state actors as well as the issue of immunity in the case of gross human rights violations.
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