Sudan: Training on international humanitarian norms for four armed movements
From 22nd to 24th October, Geneva Call conducted several training sessions on humanitarian norms for 33 high-level officers, military commanders and legal advisers from four Sudanese armed non-State actors (ANSA). It is the first time that these four ANSAs received training together.
All of them are signatories to Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment banning anti-personnel (AP) mines: the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N), the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army – Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM/A-AW) and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army – Minni Minnawi (SLM/A-MM). >> Read more
Lebanon: Inauguration of the Legal Training Center in Ain al-Hilweh Refugee Camp
A milestone of Geneva Call’s project in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon was reached on 25 October with the inauguration of the Legal Training Center in Ain al-Hilweh camp. The Legal Support Unit (LSU) to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) is now formally established. The LSU will develop programmes to train all members of the Palestinian National Security Forces (PNSF) in Lebanon on international legal standards including the use of force.
The PNSF in Lebanon is the new unified structure of the different armed bodies of the PLO factions, which has its headquarters in Ain al-Hilweh. It has approximately 20,000 members, including about 4,000 acting military personnel. The PNSF are in charge of preserving security inside the camps, protecting civilians, institutions and property, and preventing any security threats towards Lebanese citizens outside the camps.
Geneva Call in 3 minutes: new video clip
Geneva Call is pleased to launch a short video clip presenting a simple message and illustrations of Geneva Call’s work. It explains Geneva Call’s approach to engage armed non-State actors on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
It is available in 2 languages, English and French. It can be watched and shared through the following links:
- In French
- In English