Legal Architecture of Humanitarian Action

Faculty of Law and Administration and Faculty of Political Science and International studies, University of Warsaw, in cooperation with Network on Humanitarian Action and with the European Commission Representation in Poland have the honour to invite to the International Conference "Legal Architecture of Humanitarian Action". The conference includes also Citizen's Dialogue "EU Humanitarian Challenges" with Androulla Kaminara (DG ECHO, European Commission) and Joost Herman (NOHA President).

Conference rationale:
Right to humanitarian assistance is nowadays considered to be one of basic human rights. Many states and organizations, including United Nations, stress importance of access to humanitarian assistance in case of armed conflicts and in other types of crises. Despite international efforts, populations of some regions or even whole states continue to suffer, deprived of access to basic resources and cut from external aid. Humanitarian workers become too frequently victims of different types of attacks, but on the other hand - they are sometimes perpetrators of assaults against local people, thus provoking additional threats and crises.

During the conference we will focus on identification of main challenges in organization of humanitarian action from the perspective of international and national law. We will discuss such issues like: reality of contemporary UN operations, responsibility of international organisations, including African Union, role of terrorist groups, IDPs crisis, Haiti and Rohingya crisis, impact of climate change and many others. Among speakers are specialists from leading Polish universities as well as from Brussels, Groningen, Bochum, Jerusalem.

Full programme as well as speakers' profiles are available below.

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