Category Archive: Humanitarian Aid

Failures of Rule of Law promotion in Afghanistan

What have been the failures of Rule of Law-promotion in Afghanistan? Irene Khan describes how her organization tries to learn from past failures. Ms Khan is currently the Director-General of the International Development Law Organization. Before… Continue reading

Informal justice in Afghanistan

Irene Khan explains that informal justice systems like village jirgas enjoy popularity with many Afghans. How can the formal justice system best engage with informal structures? Ms Khan is currently the Director-General of the International… Continue reading

Humanitarian aid in New Wars

Arjan Hehenkamp (general director of Médecines Sans Frontières NL) describes how the work of medical professionals has become increasingly dangerous in the ‘new wars’ as described by Mary Kaldor. Humanitarian aid in New Wars:… Continue reading

Arjan Hehenkamp on Humanitarian Aid in Syria

As the civil war in Syria drags on, MSF tries to provide humanitarian support. Arjan Hehenkamp (general director of Médecines Sans Frontières NL) describes the needs and the difficulty of humanitarian work. Providing… Continue reading

Irene Khan on IDLO’s work in Afghanistan

Irene Khan explains how the International Development Law Organization tries to promote the Rule of Law in Afghanistan. Ms Khan is currently the Director-General of the International Development Law Organization. Before this she was Secretary… Continue reading