Annyssa Bellal


Dr Annyssa Bellal is the Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law and a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She is also a Senior Lecturer in international law at Sciences Po, Paris. In the past years, she worked as a legal adviser for the NGO Geneva Call, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs. In 2012, she was an Assistant Professor in public international law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway. Dr Bellal was awarded several fellowships for her research, notably from McGill University (O’Brien Fellow in Residence), New York University (Hauser Global Law School research fellow) and the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (Albert Gallatin Research Fellow). She edited and authored the War Report 2014 (Oxford University Press, 2015) and 2016 (Geneva Academy) and is the author of several articles on various IHL and human rights law issues, including an award-winning article on ‘International Law and Armed Non-State Actors in Afghanistan’ (International Review of the Red Cross, 2011, SNIS Geneva Award 2011).

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ICRC Commentary of Common Article 3: Some questions relating to organized armed groups and the applicability of IHL’

This post is part of the joint blog symposium hosted by EJIL:Talk!, Lawfare and Intercross and arising out of the 5th Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict held at the European University Institute in Florence this summer. I was asked during our workshop to discuss some questions related to…

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