Disarmament and International Security Committee
Costa Rica


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Delegation: Republic of Costa Rica Disarmament and International Security Committee

Topic A: Violent Non-State Actors

One of the most pressing topics in the international community today is the action of Violent Non-state actors. In various regions of the world, especially in the Middle Eastern region, militant groups, insurgencies, paramilitary forces, criminal organizations and warlords dissolve the institution of the state and spread terror among civilians. Atrocities often committed by them bring the problem of international responsibility under international law into the surface. The diversity of these groups and their complicated relations with the State where they operate lead to unstable and inaccurate diplomatic relations. Having significant “economic, political or social power” non-state actors have the ability to influence at a national and sometimes international level. Multiple motives behind violent non-state actors and their modes of operation further com...