Private Military and Security Companies in Public Arenas

Private Military and Security Companies in Public Arenas, 12/11/2019
Raymond Saner, Amaka Uchegbu & Lichia Yiu

Over the last 20 years, proliferation can be observed of non-state actors in important areas of international relations, including trade, communication, finance, and security (Saner and Yiu, 2003). This blurring of public-private boundaries has made it harder to ensure that international humanitarian conventions and laws, such as the Geneva conventions, the conventions on the protection of refugees, and human rights laws, are respected and implemented by the signatory governments (Saner, 2015).

Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, and Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reflect on today’s challenges to human rights and how to move the human rights agenda forward based on their personal experiences.

Source: The Graduate Institute Geneva



State actor vs Non state Actor Negotiations

20090313-inrl_6008_guest_lectureState actor vs Non State Actor Negotiations by Professor Raymond Saner and Dr. Lichia Yiu, Friday 20 February 2009, 10.00am. In Lecture room 1. All Institute of International Relations students are welcome to attend

Facilitation of Expert-meeting on "Abyei’s Deadlock"

Facilitation of Expert-meeting on 'Abyei's Deadlock: the role of international key actors', in Amsterdam, NL, 11-12 December 2006. The Dutch non-governmental development organisations ICCO, Cordaid and Pax Christi organised a meeting of international key actors regarding the implementation of the Abyei Protocol in an informal and open debate on how the international community could support Sudan in escaping this deadlock. By inviting the experts of the Abyei Boundary Commission (ABC), representatives of the most important countries involved, such as the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, academic researchers, and non-governmental organisations working in Abyei, the organizing agencies aim at contributing to a common analysis of obstacles, opportunities and clarification of specific roles and responsibilities for NGOs and government actors in the Abyei process. The goal of the meeting was to draft concluding recommendations to all international actors involved.