Military Necessity and Humanity in International Humanitarian Law: Preserving the Delicate Balance
Michael N. Schmitt
Naval War College - International Law Department; University of Exeter Law School
May 4, 2010
Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, No. 4, p. 795, 2010
Explores the relationship between military necessity and humanity in IHL. Agrues that the two principles are inherent in extant IHL norms, but do not exist as norms that are additional to the black letter. Suggests that the balance is becoming somewhat skewed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 45
Keywords: humanity, necessity, humanitarian law, law of war, law of armed conflict, ihl, loacAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 5, 2010 ; Last revised: May 21, 2010
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