The Relevance of the Concept of Due Diligence for International Humanitarian Law
44 Pages Posted: 5 May 2020
Date Written: December 7, 2019
This article explores the relevance of due diligence for international humanitarian law. The article identifies international humanitarian law rules requiring the application of due diligence and demonstrates that the use of the concept of due diligence in international humanitarian law strengthens some well-established ideas on due diligence in general international law. Finally, the article argues that the inclusion of some due diligence obligations in international humanitarian law furthers states’ implementation of this branch of law.
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