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Three Original Essays that won in the scope of the Regional Summer School organized by the AUA LLM Program and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia in July 2020
Paula Stuurman (the Netherlands) – Different dimensions of IHL armed conflict in times of a pandemic
Ms Stuurman is Sciences PO and Cambridge University graduate with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. She volunteers as an Arabic language interpreter for a Legal Aid Advocacy and as Cultural Ambassador for a Dutch NGO. She currently works for the Supreme Audit Institution of the Netherlands. In “Different dimensions of IHL: armed conflict in times of a pandemic” Ms Stuurman presents her vision on the new dimensions COVID-19 has added to armed conflict and risks it poses for attaining protection afforded by IHL to the victims of armed conflicts.
Lusine Khojayan (Armenia) – Humanitarian crisis in the time of novel coronavirus when silence becomes deafening
Ms Khojayan holds a Master of Arts degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (Manuel Marín promotion) and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Yerevan State University. She currently works at the National Assembly of Armenia. Her field of interests includes humanitarian diplomacy, peacebuilding, development cooperation, ENP and Eastern neighborhood.
In her essay, Ms Khojayan analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 but in a broader context of the humanitarian response, especially in situations where the crisis is more of a “chronic disease” than an acute but temporary reality. Using multifaceted humanitarian crisis in Yemen as a case study, the author outlines a set of problems in organization of a long-term and effective countermeasures that are called to mitigate crisis situations. As the authors state, “short-term and patchwork responses will not be enough to address the multi-layered humanitarian crises. An effective response demands a genuinely holistic and joined-up approach now and in the future.”
Harold Bertot Triana (Cuba) – When state practice does not exist criteria of humanization and dictates of the public conscience in international criminal case law
Mr Triana is a PhD student of the Social and Legal Sciences Program at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. He holds Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations (Diplomatic School of Spain) and Master’s Degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law (University of Havana). He has served as Professor of Public International Law at the University of Havana.
Mr Triana’s essay taking on one of the key provisions of IHL – Martens clause – and arguing that in the absence of state practice the general understanding of principles of humanity and requirements of public conscience helped international tribunals to adjudicate on the key cases and determine elements that would eventually contribute to development of customary IHL.
5 Re’s Approach to the Armenian Genocide
The False Dichotomy between Territorial Integrity and Self-Determination
in light of the ICJ’s 2010 Kosovo Decision
Right to Privacy of Public Officials
Constitutional Right to Jury Trial
Armenia ‘s Electronic Document and Electronic Signature Law: Promotion of Growth in E-commerce via Greater Cyber-Security, Stephen E. Blythe
Related articles: http://law.richmond.edu/jolt/v11i2/article6.pdf
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