One of the main threats to the current world order is the erosion of the rule-of-law based international system. Due to the advent of new technologies and hybrid warfare, the laws of war have also become blurred. A major cause of both of these trends is the emergence of armed non-state actors. This meeting note by the International Peace Institute (IPI) aims to explore this erosion of the rule of law and its impact on justice, peace, and security.
The note stems from a meeting that IPI organised on the theme “The Rule of Law and the Laws of War” from September 6 to 9, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria. The meeting brought together current and former foreign ministers, experts on international humanitarian law, diplomats, academics, journalists, and representatives from civil society. It was part of the IPI Salzburg Forum, a major annual event to address the risks and challenges of today and contribute to more effective multilateral governance in the future.
For the full report on the IPI Salzburg Forum 2015: The Rule of Law and the Laws of War, kindly follow the link.