IWith this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we announce the start of a new monthly series with Humanitarian Law & Policy. Humanitarian Law & Policy is the ICRC blog based in Geneva that provides timely analysis and debate on international humanitarian law (IHL) issues and the policies that shape humanitarian action. With this series we hope to have monthly conversations on trends, issues, future challenges and solutions as they pertain to IHL or humanitarian action. We also will be taking advantage of our coworkers’ deep network of authors including academics, practitioners, legal minds and more to further delve into some of the conversations that have been started on their blog and in the International Review. In this first discussion, we speak with Jonathan Horowitz, a senior legal officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. We talk about the relationship between international humanitarian law and human rights law and some of the debates and tensions around the two bodies of law during armed conflict. We focus on one debate in particular – detention in non-international armed conflicts. Look in the coming weeks for other perspectives on this issue. Hosted by Niki Clark and Sasha Radin.
ICRC OpinionPaper: Internment in armed conflict: Basic rules and challenges, November 2015
Blog post: The principle of non-refoulement in the migration context: 5 key points, Tilman Rodenhäuser, March 30, 2018
Procedural principles and safeguards for internment/ administrative detention in armed conflict and other situations of violence, Jelena Pejic, International Review of the Red Cross, 2005
Information and documents on the State consultation process: Strengthening IHL protecting persons deprived of their liberty in relation to armed conflict
Strengthening IHL protecting persons deprived of their liberty: Main aspects of the consultations and discussions since 2011, Tilman Rodenhäuser, International Review of the Red Cross, February 2018
AmericanUniversity National Security Law Brief, Transferring Wartime Detainees and a State’s Responsibility to Prevent Torture
Contemporary IHL Challenges: Internment in Armed Conflict, ICRC Opinion Paper November 2014