Deconstructing Direct Participation in Hostilties: The Constitutive Elements

44 Pages Posted: 5 May 2010 Last revised: 10 Jun 2010

See all articles by Michael N. Schmitt

Michael N. Schmitt

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point

Abstract

This paper examines one aspect of the ICRC's Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities, the constitutive elements. The constitutive elements address the issue of whether an act by a civilian in hostilties amounts to direct participation, such that he or she loses protection from attack.

Keywords: Direct Participation, Constitutive Elements, Humanitarian Law, Law of War, Law of Armed Conflict

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N., Deconstructing Direct Participation in Hostilties: The Constitutive Elements. New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Vol. 42, p. 697, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1600250

Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law ( email )

686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.usnwc.edu/Academics/Faculty/Michael-Schmitt.aspx

University of Exeter Law School ( email )

Streatham Court
University of Exeter
Exeter, EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/staff/mschmitt/

Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

600 Thayer Rd
West Point, NY 10996
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
713
Abstract Views
2,392
rank
35,124
PlumX Metrics