Customary International Humanitarian Law: Volume 1, Rules - download pdf or read online

By Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Louise Doswald-Beck, Carolin Alvermann, Knut Dörmann, Baptiste Rolle

ISBN-10: 0521005280

ISBN-13: 9780521005289

ISBN-10: 0521808995

ISBN-13: 9780521808996

In 1995, the overseas Committee of the pink go, in addition to more than a few well known specialists, embarked upon a tremendous overseas examine into present country perform in humanitarian legislation on the way to determine commonplace legislation during this zone. This ebook (and its significant other, quantity 2: perform) is the results of that examine. quantity 1 is a complete research of the well-known principles of foreign humanitarian legislations acceptable in foreign and non-international armed conflicts.

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84. 26th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, 3–7 December 1995, Resolution 1, International humanitarian law: From law to action; Report on the follow-up to the International Conference for the Protection of War Victims, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 310, 1996, p. 58. xxxiv Introduction Purpose of the study International humanitarian treaty law is well developed and covers a wide variety of aspects of warfare, offering protection to victims of war and limiting permissible means and methods of warfare.

This is, for example, the case for abstention from the use of certain weapons in non-international armed conflicts, when the prohibition of the use of these weapons was agreed to by treaty a long time ago when rules in relation to non-international armed conflicts were not as readily thought about or accepted as they are now. Abstention from such use or of prohibited behaviour is not likely to lead other States to comment, and this is particularly the case in relation to non-international armed conflicts in which other States are not directly affected.

58. xxxiv Introduction Purpose of the study International humanitarian treaty law is well developed and covers a wide variety of aspects of warfare, offering protection to victims of war and limiting permissible means and methods of warfare. The four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 provide an extensive regime for the protection of persons who do not or no longer participate in armed conflict. The regulation of the means and methods of warfare in treaty law goes back to the 1868 St.

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