“Humanitarian-Development-Peace Divide and International Law”

A roundtable with panellists:
Cordula Droege (ICRC), Vikram Raghavan (World Bank), Romano Lasker (UNDP);
moderated by Heike Krieger (FU Berlin).

Around the world armed conflicts are increasingly protracted. In Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Yemen and other parts of the world, populations have been affected by war for years on end and in some instances for decades. Protracted armed conflicts raise a range of challenges across (geo-)political, legal, institutional, humanitarian, developmental and environmental dimensions. The dire socio-economic dimensions of protracted conflicts, as well as the link between poverty, fragility and violence, render traditional divides between humanitarian and development perspectives unable to grasp the interconnected short- and long-term needs of affected communities.

Furthermore, only the prevention or resolution of protracted conflicts can lead to the conditions in which development projects succeed and the need for humanitarian assistance is gradually diminished.

Accordingly, international policy agendas repeatedly point towards the need to facilitate the so-called ‘triple nexus’ between humanitarian, development, and peace objectives.

In this online panel discussion, on Wednesday 21 April 2021, 3.00pm UK time, our esteemed speakers will explore how greater convergence and complementarity between humanitarian, development, and peace objectives can be achieved, and what role international law can play in realising ‘the triple nexus’. The moderated panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

The event will be a part of the Endless Conflicts project and the webinar series of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security. Our webinars attract a diverse audience of academics, practitioners, students, and policymakers.

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