The Humanitarian Blog

For many years, our BOFAXE series has provided our faculty members and partners with the opportunity to publish short thought-provoking pieces on international humanitarian and human rights law. However, given the IHFV's leading role in Germany as a centre for education and research on humanitarian action, we aim to provide similar opportunities to highlight the research and opinions for our social scientists and those involved in humanitarian studies.

Within this scope, we are proud to publish ‘The Humanitarian Blog’, a new joint initiative by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) with contributions from both institutions and guest authors. Contributing authors to all blogs include CHA and IFHV staff, international researchers, and practitioners. We welcome input from interested scholars, journalists, and humanitarians. If you would like to contribute a piece to the blog, please contact

You are most welcome to join the discussion through the comment function below each published blog and to share and republish our contributions. Please name the source of our blogs when sharing with other audiences.