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Armed Opposition Groups and Shared Responsibility

Veronika Bílková

Modern armed conflicts are characterised by numerous interactions between armed opposition groups and other actors (states, international organisations, other non-state actors etc.). Some of these interactions result in harmful outcomes that cannot be easily attributed to a single actor. Issues … Read more


Shared Responsibility and Multinational Enterprises

Markos Karavias

The relationship between public international law and multinational enterprises (MNEs) has over the last decades emerged as one of the most hotly debated topics in theory and practice. Arguments have often been voiced for the creation of international law obligations … Read more

26 September 2014

Amir of Qatar: UNSC must ‘shoulder its legal and humanitarian responsibility and support the Syrian people’

‘It is imperative for the international community to work hard to put an end to the bloodshed and the systematic destruction of Syria by a regime that has put its people between a rock and a hard place to choose between accepting its presence at the helm or burning down their country’, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar, told the UNGA. The Qatari leader reiterated his call on the Security Council to ‘shoulder its legal and humanitarian responsibility and support the Syrian people’ against terrorism and genocide. (more…)

Source: UN News | Mid-east, Gulf leaders strive for international response to terrorism in Syria


Power and Responsibility

André Nollkaemper

This paper critically reviews the popular proposition that ‘power breeds responsibility’. It first explains why this proposition is intuitively appealing. Particularly in situations where multiple actors contribute to harm, power can be a criterion for determining who of a multitude … Read more

22 May 2013

SHARES Lecture: ‘Shared responsibility between member states and the United Nations’, by Vera Gowlland-Debbas

On Wednesday 22 May 2013, Emeritus Professor Vera Gowlland-Debbas will give a lecture entitled: ‘Shared responsibility between member states and the United Nations’.

Professor Gowlland-Debbas is Emeritus Professor of public international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and visiting Professor at University College London. (more…)

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