Women in Armed Opposition Groups in Africa and the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Saturday, January 1, 2005
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Geneva Call; Program for the Study of International Organizations
Africa

The objective of the 2005 Addis Ababa workshop was to identify ways of strengthening the understanding and observance of international humanitarian law and human rights law within the African armed groups and their political wings. At the same time, the workshop sought to contribute to African and international organizations' understanding of and ability to work with armed opposition groups to promote and uphold international humanitarian and human rights norms. Four topics were discussed during the workshop: humanitarian law, human rights law, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and transition into governance roles. This report presents information and analyses that came out of these four thematic working groups.

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Women in Armed Opposition Groups in Africa and the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Geneva Call and the Program for the Study of International Organizations (2005).