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The 100 Series Rules™ have been developed for the benefit of the entire maritime industry and under-pinned by a thorough public international and criminal law legal review using an objective international law test of what is “reasonable and necessary” when force is used, as a lawful last resort, in self-defense. This objective international legal test is deemed to be of a higher legal standard than that of subjective national legislative provisions for self-defense.

The Dallaire Initiative is supporting entity of the 100 Series Rules™.



The Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network  is a knowledge mobilization network that was created to improve mental health and well-being for vulnerable and at-risk children and youth in Canada. It promotes the use of research, best and promising practices, and local knowledge in mental health programming for vulnerable and at-risk young people.


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The Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) initiative is the world’s first independent point of legal reference for all matters concerning business and human rights within the maritime industry. It has been conceived and developed by the London-based 9 Bedford Row International, which also produced the seminal 100 Series Rules on the Use of Force (of which the Dallaire Initiative is a supporting entity). The Dallaire Initiative will be contributing to the HRAS project as a “collaborative partner”, providing guidance on the intersection of maritime security and child protection, particularly the instances of child maritime piracy.


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 25,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting more than 400 capacity development and research activities around the world.

The Mission of UNITAR is to develop capacities of individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and to support country-level action for shaping a better future.

The Dallaire Initiative is a subject matter expert for UNITAR and is currently partnering to develop an eLearning course adapted from our handbook, Child Soldiers: A Handbook for Security Sector Actors.


The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict is a network of international non-governmental organizations that strives to protect children in war zones. Together with their local and international partners, they strategically collect and disseminate information on violations against children throughout the world and use this information to advocate for change. The Dallaire Initiative is an associate member of the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict. They continue to be a strategic advocacy partner at the United Nations.

Delta Prize

The Delta Prize for Global Understanding is presented annually to individuals whose initiatives have helped promote world peace. The inaugural award was presented to former President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter and the Atlanta-based Carter Center in 1999 and has been presented to global luminaries and leaders since. In 2012, LGen Roméo Dallaire received the Delta Prize, using it to support the continued work of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative.