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Luke Moffett, Queen's University Belfast,

With 2024 marking the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Convention we continue to see blatant violations with armed conflicts in Ukraine, Sudan and Myanmar evincing the prevalence of human suffering from war. According to the ICRC there are over 100 armed conflicts currently around the world. The increase in the number of conflicts in the past few years, has also seen a greater place for international criminal interventions in the form of international, hybrid and domestic courts. This raises a number of complex and challenging issues for lawyers, military commanders and affected civilian populations on the scope of the application of international law, human rights obligations, and seeking compliance through accountability mechanisms during and after conflict. This current topic wishes to capture a broad perspective of the intersection of law, war and human rights, in order to provide a space to discuss common themes with scholars working in this area.

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