This episode is the second instalment in a series of podcasts analysing accountability in the current Ukrainian conflict.
In this episode we are talking to Rebecca Barber, an expert in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) powers and humanitarian action, to discuss the power of the UNGA and its role in providing accountability for actors in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. This episode also addresses the role of the UNGA in relation to the legitimacy of governments (with particular reference to Myanmar); the role of the UNGA in relation to humanitarian assistance (with reference to Syria); and the responsibility to protect.
Rebecca Barber is a PhD Scholar with the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, and a Senior Human Rights Research Fellow with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and is the recipient of the 2022 Article/Chapter (ECR) Award by the Australian Legal Research Awards. Barber has extensive experience working with international humanitarian NGOs well as multi-sector humanitarian response programs in humanitarian crises around the world. She has also worked as a humanitarian advocacy advisor with Oxfam and Save the Children, and as a lecturer with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University.