Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict
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In September 2012, BIICL published Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (the Handbook). This Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to the relevant provisions of international law that protect education in situations of insecurity and armed conflict.
The Handbook is authored by BIICL and is the culmination of a year-long research project commissioned by Education Above All (EAA). EAA is a Qatar-based policy, research, and advocacy organization concerned with protecting the right to education in insecurity and conflict. For further information please see EAA's website: www.educationaboveall.org/legalresources.
The publication of this resource is a meaningful step within the longer process towards ensuring the protection of education during insecurity and armed conflict. Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE, QC considers this publication to be "an unusual and important Handbook ... [offering] depth and conceptual clarity". EAA and BIICL hope that this publication will be widely utilised by those in the legal community with an interest in protecting against violations of the right to education and other associated provisions of international law.
This Handbook fills a gap in the legal literature by examining how international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law protect education during situations of insecurity and armed conflict. It is in these situations that the protection of education is most at risk and when relevant international law provisions require increased attention, focus, accessibility, and implementation. It examines the provisions of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law directly relevant to education in insecurity and armed conflict. The Handbook also explains other provisions of international law that protect students and educational staff, and educational facilities. Finally, the Handbook also introduces some of the international and regional legal mechanisms that can be used to obtain reparation for such violations.
The Handbook is accompanied by a concise Summary written specifically for non-legal audiences. A Braille version of the Summary is also available. The Braille copy is accessible at the Institute. The Summary is also available in audio format, which is accessible here: Audio Summary
Electronic and downloadable copies (in PDF) of the Handbook and the Summary are available free of charge here:
Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook
Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: A Summary
Kristin Hausler is a Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Nicole Urban is a Research Fellow in International Humanitarian Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Professor Robert McCorquodale is Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham.