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Legal framework and key concepts - 9th session of the Forum on Minority Issues
24 Nov 2016 -  Item 2. Legal framework and key concepts

This session will provide an overview of existing provisions on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, refugee law and disaster law as well as humanitarian principles relevant to the respect, protection and fulfilment of the rights of minorities in situations of humanitarian crisis. Through the presentations and discussions, participants will seek to propose ways to bridge gaps between international standards and national legislation and its implementation. They will also discuss the role of legal and policy frameworks for increasing the accountability of international humanitarian actors towards affected populations, including minorities.

Presentations by:
- Prof. Geoff Gilbert, Professor of International Law, University of Essex
- Dr Sandra Krähenmann, Research Fellow, Geneva Academy of International humanitarian law and human rights
- Ms Christine Knudsen, Director, The Sphere Project, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response
- Dr Felipe González, Professor of International Law and former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


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