Access Denied: Dilemmas of Cross Line and Cross Border Humanitarian Engagement (Live Web Seminar 54) | Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

Eric K. Noji, M.D.‘s insight:

Humanitarian assistance is traditionally managed as a state-centric system, requiring aid agencies to cooperate with state authorities for the provision of relief to its citizens. While Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions authorizes an impartial humanitarian actor to offer its services to the parties to the conflict, international humanitarian law does not grant humanitarian agencies the legal right to enter a sovereign territory without the consent of the state.

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