Ruwanthika Gunaratne


Ruwanthika Gunaratne (Sri Lanka) served as the International Humanitarian Law Expert to the United Nations Security Council Panels of Experts concerning Yemen (2016 - 2018) and Sudan (2014 - 2016). She is a lawyer specializing in international humanitarian law, armed groups, protection of civilians, and sanctions.

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Humanitarian Assistance and Security Council Sanctions: Different Approaches to International Humanitarian Law

Under the sanctions regimes established by its resolutions adopted under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) can currently impose sanctions on those who obstruct the delivery of humanitarian assistance in eight non-international armed conflict situations. This imposition of sanctions stems from the UNSC’s responsibility to maintain peace, security, and stability. Yet,…

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