Skip to main content

Armed Conflicts, Peacekeeping, Transitional Justice: Law as Solution

Objective

The cooperative project ATLAS responds to this call by examining the role and impact of the rule of law and international humanitarian law applicable during armed conflict with regard to effectively promoting and protecting human rights. From a prospective standpoint, normative weaknesses and gaps must first be pinpointed. The operational dichotomy between proclaiming a right and assuring its effective respect must lead to proposing rules designed specifically to assure greater effectiveness of the existing legal framework by taking into account the concrete realities of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. Due to the non traditional configuration of contemporary conflicts and the diversification of the actors implicated therein, violations of international human rights and humanitarian law have taken on new forms. Either the existing legal framework must be strengthened, or new legal responses must be developed. The overall objective of this study is to determine how the EU may contribute to promoting human rights and international humanitarian law both during and after armed conflicts. In this context, ATLAS will compare existing international legal rules with the practice of both Member states and third states in order to support decision-making by decision-makers. The Member states that have been chosen (France, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom) represent both the Roman-Germanic and common law legal traditions and the diversity of national practices among Member states. The third states/region that have been selected are Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Kosovo), Haiti and Sierra Leone. These areas were chosen according to two principles: their experience with peace operations and the existence of national reconciliation procedures. Peace operations are or were undertaken under either UN or regional auspices, either independently or in a complementary manner. National reconciliation is brought about in different ways,

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law/international law
  • /social sciences/law/human rights

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 449 440
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Athanase (Mr.)

Participants (7)

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 444,80
Address
Russell Square 17
WC1B 5JP London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Darryl Seaman (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 42 000
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benoît Frydman (Mr.)
COLLEGE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 146 319
Address
Place Marcelin Berthelot 11
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mireille Delmas-Marty (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 041,93
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Villarroya-Berges (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 54 560
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Deteseanu (Ms.)
Magna Carta - Human Rights Network International
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 520
Address
Rue Arthur Diderich 10
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pietro Izzi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 758,07
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact