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23 - 27 Sep 2024

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Ethics in Humanitarian Negotiation and Mediation - PhD level course

Humanitarian action relies on negotiations with political authorities, armed groups and local communities for access, programming and protection. These negotiations are filled with ethical dilemmas, like accepting to cooperate with war criminals and repressive regimes, favouring certain groups or individuals, risking the lives of own staff or undermining local norms and institutions.  How do humanitarian negotiators handle these dilemmas, and what can we learn from ethics in this respect? The humanitarian principles are supposed to guide such decisions, but there is often substantive disagreement on how they should be understood and applied. Examining the ethics of humanitarian negotiation is therefore also an examination of the ethics of the humanitarian principles 

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