For me PHAP is a great opportunity to meet likeminded people with a diverse range of field experience and theoretical backgrounds. PHAP to me is about expanding knowledge.

- PHAP member (since 2011)

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  • 20 Nov 2016

    The human cost of military operations can be significantly reduced by increasing the accuracy of determinations of “hostile intent,” which entitles troops to fire in self-defense, for instance by clarifying the rule of hostile intent and improving its implementation.

  • 6 Oct 2016

    We are happy to announce the latest addition to the PHAP member affinity program: the University of London's distance learning Master of Arts in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. This program, the only of its type offered by distance learning, aiming to provide a rigorous theoretical and practical understanding of the field of international refugee law and forced migration.

  • 5 Oct 2016

    On 1 November, in the next session of PHAP's series of Expert Briefings, Naz Modirzadeh and Dustin Lewis from the Harvard Law School Program on International Law in Armed Conflict (PILAC), will present their recent report and research on algorithmically-derived “choices” and “decisions” made in armed conflict.

  • 4 Oct 2016

    The protracted and devastating armed conflict in Syria, combined with continued conflicts and disasters in the region and elsewhere, has contributed to what is often referred to as a global refugee or migration crisis. The protections that are provided to refugees under international law have come under strain, which prompted the UN General Assembly to host a High-Level Plenary on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants in September this year.

  • 3 Oct 2016

    In situations of armed conflict, cultural heritage is often at danger of being destroyed, either as collateral damage or – as has happened recently in Syria, Mali, Afghanistan, and elsewhere – from being directly targeted. What kind of protection does international law provide for cultural heritage?

  • 1 Oct 2016

    In the first session of the learning stream on humanitarian funding, the complexity of the UN system was identified as one of the main challenges for NGO access to funding. On 12 October, the second session of this series of live online learning events will focus in on some of these challenges together with guest speakers from two major UN agencies.

  • 16 Sep 2016

    On 15 September 2016, more than 300 participants gathered online for the first event in the learning stream on humanitarian financing. The event featured presentations from three experts providing an overview of current trends and challenges regarding humanitarian financing, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

  • 2 Sep 2016

    The recent World Humanitarian Summit reaffirmed the importance of NGO access to humanitarian financing. However, with the exception of a few well-resourced organizations, the majority of NGOs have a limited understanding of and influence over decisions related to humanitarian financing – and by extension, limited direct access to humanitarian financing.