Engaging armed non-State actors across the Indo-Pacific Region on humanitarian norms: Geneva Call’s approach and experience

Date & time
5.30–6.30pm Wednesday 27 February 2019

Phillipa Weeks Staff Library

ANU College of Law
5 Fellows Rd

Alain Délétroz
Taylor Landis


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Centre for International & Public Law

Presented by Centre for International & Public Law, Centre for Military & Security Law and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

CIPL Seminar
Deletroz and Landis

Throughout recent decades, warfare has evolved to feature greater involvement of armed non-State actors (ANSAs). Today, the majority of armed conflicts around the world are marked by the participation of at least one ANSA. By increasing humanitarian engagement with ANSAs, Geneva Call believes the international community will ultimately improve the protection of conflict-affected populations and can be effective in enhancing respect for humanitarian norms. This lecture will focus on narrating Geneva Call’s experience in engaging with ANSAs on International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law across the Indo-Pacific Region, the approach employed and the main challenges faced.


  • Alain Délétroz, Director General, Geneva Call »

    Alain Délétroz has more than 20 years of experience in conflict-affected areas and has served in several organizations: Executive-in-Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Vice-President of the International Crisis Group in Brussels, Director of the Open Society Institute in Tashkent, Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Moscow, and Adult Literacy and Capacity Building Project Manager at Interteam in Peru.

    Mr Délétroz holds a Master’s degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, as well as bachelors in cultural anthropology, sociology of organizations and Russian studies from Paris IV and V - Sorbonne, and in Quecha language from the Institut National des Langues Orientales. Fluent in English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Quecha, he has authored and edited several books, from a monograph on Carabaya province - Peru, to Russian text books, a guide to Quecha grammar and an essay on Russia.

  • Taylor Landis, Head of Mission, Myanmar »

    Taylor Landis joined Geneva Call in 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Italian from Princeton University, a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2012. Taylor formerly worked in Southeast Asia with the NGO Fortify Rights, and in Europe with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.


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