The Legal Protection of Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: Legal Research Series
Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) , March 6, 2014
The obligation to protect education in times of insecurity and conflict, and to provide effective reparation for violations of the right to education in such situations, has deservedly but only recently attracted greater international attention. Significant research and literature gaps remain. Protect Education in in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC, a programme of the Education Above All foundation) is pleased therefore to announce its collaborative Legal Research Series on The Legal Protection of Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict.
The series comprises:
Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (The Handbook). Commissioned by PEIC and authored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, this publication is the first in the Legal Research Series. It offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the relevant provisions of international human rights, humanitarian, and criminal law that protect education in times of insecurity and armed conflict. The Handbook was launched in September 2012. Its first update is now available.
United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms and the Right to Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict. Commissioned by PEIC and authored by researchers at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, this second publication in the Legal Series scrutinizes the relevant practice and processes of United Nations mechanisms that monitor and supervise the implementation of relevant international law. In so doing, it assesses their current and potential contribution to the protection of education in times of insecurity and conflict.
Education and the Law of Reparations in Insecurity and Armed Conflict. Commissioned by PEIC and authored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, this third publication in the Legal Series considers how attacks on education during insecurity and armed conflict have been redressed in the past and may be redressed in the future. In identifying innovative approaches and new trends in the field of reparations, it reflects on how education can be used as a means of reparation and as a means to minimise the risk of conflicts recurring.
Each publication contains practical recommendations to further the protection of education in times of insecurity and conflict and is accompanied by a summary written for a non-legal audience.
All publications are available at: http://www.biicl.org/research/education/ and http://www.geneva-academy.ch/policy-studies/ongoing/protection-of-education-in-armed-conflict-and-insecurity.
At this time, we would also like to invite you to visit PEIC’s new website, where you will be able to find these and other PEIC publications: http://www.educationandconflict.org.
Please note that we are happy to send hard copies of these and other PEIC publications upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Legal Research Series was launched at the 2013 WISE Summit (Doha, Qatar) http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-summit-2013.
Education and the Law of Reparations in Insecurity and Armed Conflict was launched separately at the Law Society in London on January 28, 2014, at a seminar titled Latest Developments in the Law of Reparations. For further details please see http://www.biicl.org/research/reparations/.
United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms and the Right to Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict will be launched separately in Geneva on March 14, 2014, at 1pm at the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Humanitarium. The event will be open to the public. To register, please visit http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/event/2014/01-10-humanitarium-promoting-protecting-education.htm.
At all times, PEIC invites and welcomes any questions or feedback regarding any of its publications or events. In this regard, we invite you to contact PEIC’s Legal Program Manager, Courtney Erwin at email@example.com.
PEIC Legal Program Team
Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) is a programme of the Education Above All foundation, an independent organization chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar and UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education. As a policy, research and advocacy unit, PEIC contributes to such protection through the strategic use of international and national law. http://www.educationandconflict.org/
The British Institute of International Law and Comparative Law (BIICL) is a leading independent research institute with charitable status which seeks to advance the understanding of international and comparative law, promote the rule of law in international affairs, and support their application through applied research, publications and events. http://www.biicl.org/
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva Academy) aims to provide instruction of a high academic standard, conduct and promote scientific research, organize training courses and expert meetings, and provide legal expertise in the branches of international law relating to situations of armed conflict. http://www.geneva-academy.ch/