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The Coordination of the Rules of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and Criminal Law Applicable to International Forces and Transitional Civil Administrations

Annual Call for Projects 2001


Hague Conventions - International Humanitarian Law - international transitional civil administrations - Iraq - Kosovo - United Nations Charter


This research aims at determining to what extent international human rights law, international humanitarian law, national criminal law and, where appropriate, international criminal law apply to the activities of military forces and international transitional civil administrations (ITAs), when one or different international organisations intervene and operate in a State's territory. An additional goal of this research is to determine whether the aforementioned legal regimes should be seen as complementary with one another, or, rather, they should be regarded as separate and distinct systems.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 200,000

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Project Team

Prof. Robert Kolb , Co-coordinator, Institute of public law , University of Bern (Unibe) .

Dr. Knut Doermann , Principal Member, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) .

Dr. Alexandre Faite , Principal Member, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) .

Mr Jean-Philippe Lavoyer , Principal Member, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) .

Related Links

> Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law

Research Output

International Humanitarian Law Applicable to Civil Administrations and Military Occupation
(available in English and French)
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The Application of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law to International Organizations

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Expert Meeting on the Supervision of the Lawfulness of Detention During Armed Conflict
(available in English only)
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Expert Meeting on Multinational Peace Operations: Applicability of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law to UN Mandated Forces, 11-12 December 2003
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