Even Wars Have Limits: Fundamental Principles of International Humanitarian Law

juridicum - Zeitschrift im Rechtstaat 1/02, 29-31

3 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2014

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Michael Waibel

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law; Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; University of Cambridge - Jesus College

Date Written: October 8, 2014

Abstract

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of norms applicable in times of armed conflict designed to protect people who are not, or no longer, participating in hostilities, as well as to limit the means and methods of warfare. It is part of public international law and divides into two branches: (i) Geneva Law (Red Cross Law), which aims at protecting the defenseless and (ii) Hague Law, which establishes limits to the conduct of military operations.

Keywords: International Humanitarian Law; Martens Clause; principle of distinction; Red Cross

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Waibel, Michael, Even Wars Have Limits: Fundamental Principles of International Humanitarian Law (October 8, 2014). juridicum - Zeitschrift im Rechtstaat 1/02, 29-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2507144

Michael Waibel (Contact Author)

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Lauterpacht Centre for International Law ( email )

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University of Cambridge - Jesus College ( email )

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