Following up on the Call for Action launched by Germany and France in 2019, and on the Security Council briefing of 16.7.
In many contemporary armed conflicts, violations of International Humanitarian Law are widely reported, often as strategic methods of warfare. Such violations have adverse consequences on civilians, including on medical and humanitarian personnel, and thus on humanitarian action.
The lack of an independent and comprehensive data source on International Humanitarian Law violations weakens the possibility of strong advocacy by states and the international community as a whole. It also hinders fast and appropriate action to respond to violations and ensure accountability.
Following up on the Call for Action launched by Germany and France in 2019, and on the Security Council briefing of 16.7.21 on the preservation of humanitarian space, the event explores existing best practices and lessons learnt and identify gaps in data collection and analysis in monitoring violations of International Humanitarian Law, possible avenues to strengthen independent data collection and analysis and considers ways in which the UN system can enhance monitoring of and compliance with International Humanitarian Law.