Even Wars Have Limits: Fundamental Principles of International Humanitarian Law
juridicum - Zeitschrift im Rechtstaat 1/02, 29-31
3 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2014
Date Written: October 8, 2014
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
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