Contents related to "Acceptance"

  • Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating To Humanitarian Relief Operations In Situations of Armed Conflict

    Library Document | January 5, 2017

    In armed conflicts across the world, millions of civilians need emergency assistance to survive, but all too often fighting parties prevent this relief from reaching them. The Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict both provide a firm understanding of the relevant rules designed to allow the delivery of assistance and enhance policy-making and advocacy to improve humanitarian access.

  • Gender Diversity Dynamics in Humanitarian Negotiations: The International Committee of the Red Cross as a Case Study on the Frontlines of Armed Conflicts

    Library Document | January 3, 2017

    Negotiations for access are crucial for the success of humanitarian operations. They also occur in contexts of armed conflict and violence that typically entrench gender identities. Building on the vast research showing that gender affects the conduct and outcome of negotiations, this paper explores gender dynamics in a humanitarian setting.

  • Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments Toolkit Third Edition

    Library Document | January 3, 2017

    The Toolkit is structured around challenges related to the issues of working with host governments, public security forces and private security providers. It is a good practice guide, with tools, templates and case studies, aimed at project level implementation.

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    Counter-terrorism Legislation and NGO Security Risk Management

    News Item | December 22, 2016

    In November, EISF attended a two-part expert roundtable at Chatham House that discussed the challenges NGOs face when working with non-state armed groups, in particular given the impact of counter-terrorism legislation. This is a brief summary of the key points raised and some of the implications counter-terrorism legislation has on the security risk management of NGOs.

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    Counter-terrorism Legislation and NGO Security Risk Management

    News Item | December 22, 2016

    In November, EISF attended a two-part expert roundtable at Chatham House that discussed the challenges NGOs face when working with non-state armed groups, in particular given the impact of counter-terrorism legislation. This is a brief summary of the key points raised and some of the implications counter-terrorism legislation has on the security risk management of NGOs.

  • Challenges to Principled Humanitarian Action: Perspectives from Four Countries

    Library Document | December 6, 2016

    The humanitarian principles — humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence — are under increased scrutiny and pressure. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to an increased understanding of the perceived and actual challenges humanitarians face in operational contexts as they apply the principles.

  • From face-to-face to face-to-screen: remote management, effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian action in insecure environments

    Library Document | August 25, 2016

    This article provides a first attempt at analysing the complex set of issues around remote management practices in insecure environments and their increased use.

  • In their words: Perceptions of armed non-state actors on humanitarian action

    Library Document | June 6, 2016

    This study by Geneva Call aims to contribute to a better understanding of armed non-state actors’ (ANSAs) perceptions of humanitarian action. Based on consultations held with nineteen ANSAs in eleven countries, this study presents key findings on issues varying from ANSAs’ understandings of humanitarian action to their acceptance of humanitarian principles and IHL.

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    Time for a Humanitarian Black Box?

    News Item | November 23, 2015

    At least sixteen hospitals were bombed in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen over the past few weeks. Powerful nations carried out the aerial bombing campaigns that damaged infrastructure and killed humanitarian staff and civilians. However, the circumstances are usually disputed. Perhaps it is time the humanitarian community installed black boxes to record such events? This article presents a device that records forensic evidence of what happened where, when and who did it. It is a call to the humanitarian community to take part in generating the evidence that will force states to take their responsibilities in protecting humanitarian work seriously.

  • Restoring Humanity: Synthesis of the Consultation Process for the World Humanitarian Summit

    Library Document | October 12, 2015

    The Synthesis Report captures the results of a worldwide consultation process involving those affected by humanitarian emergencies, governments, civil society, humanitarian organizations, the private sector and other partners. The paper aims to lay the foundations of the debate at the World Humanitarian Summit.