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About Annyssa Bellal

Annyssa Bellal holds a PhD in public international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and is currently Research Fellow and lecturer at the Geneva Academy of International law and Human Rights. She received a Master of Advanced Studies in Philosophy of Law and History of Human Rights from the University of Lyon (France) and was visiting scholar at New York University. She also acted as a legal adviser for the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs within the Directorate of Public international law. She is the author of a book on the issue of immunity and human rights violations as well as of several articles on general issues of international humanitarian and criminal law.

Articles by Annyssa Bellal

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A human right to resist

We need the international community to favour the worldwide groundswell of civil resistance over armed violence. This could be facilitated by a more dynamic and comprehensive interpretation of existing international law in the light of a broader understanding of those rights of which civil resistance is comprised.

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