Investigating Violations of International Law in Armed Conflict

Havard National National Security Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 31-84, 2011

54 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2010 Last revised: 5 Jan 2011

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; Harvard Law School (PILAC)

Date Written: September 28, 2010

Abstract

The article examines the standards applicable to investigations of violations of international humanitarian law during an armed conflict. In addition to considering the IHL and HR provisions on the subject, it examines the practices of the US, Canada, UK and Australia.

Keywords: investigations, war crimes, international humanitararian law, law of armed conflict, IHL, human rights

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N., Investigating Violations of International Law in Armed Conflict (September 28, 2010). Havard National National Security Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 31-84, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1683980

Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

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

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University of Exeter Law School ( email )

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United Kingdom

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

Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

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Harvard Law School (PILAC) ( email )

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