Camilla Barker
Camilla is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and a Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law. She holds law degrees from Harvard Law School (LL.M., Fulbright Scholar) and the University of London (LL.B. (Hons)). Camilla’s doctoral research involves humanitarian assistance under international law, particularly the extent to which the development of obligations with respect to assistance in natural disasters can and should be informed by relevant obligations in international humanitarian law. She writes about these and related topics for online media outlets, including the Huffington Post and The Conversation, and is working with organizations including the United Nations on legal issues pertaining to humanitarianism. Camilla is also currently engaged in funded governmental policy research to improve targeted humanitarian access for besieged populations in armed conflicts.

Entries by Camilla Barker

Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection Under the Protection of Civilians Mandate

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 6:54 PM

When two aid workers were shot dead in Afghanistan last month, the world's media focused its attention on the dangers of 21st century humanitarianism and the challenges that assistance agencies face in protecting their personnel. Those challenges were underscored again this week with the...

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What Next for the UN Security Council and Humanitarian Access in Syria?

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 5:11 PM

Wounded civilians arrive at a hospital in Aleppo

Let us quickly recap where we are at in terms of human suffering in Syria. The latest conservative figures tell us that 146,000 people have died and 680,000 have been injured since the conflict began around three years...

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Despite Challenges, UN Security Council Cannot Miss Opportunity to Tackle Sexual Violence in Trip to Central Africa

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 11:10 AM


Today is the first of six days that a delegation from the UN Security Council is to spend in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. The members are set to discuss the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement...

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Boston on 'Lock Down'

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM

"Thank God it's over".

I'd heard those words repeatedly since the tragedy of the two explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. We all wanted to believe it was over, but deep down I think we all knew that it wasn't.


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