Rethinking the Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law and its Place in the International Legal System

Military Law and Law of War Review vol. 60, 2022

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2021-33

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2011-11

14 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2021

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Terry D. Gill

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Date Written: October 14, 2021

Abstract

This essay explores some of the unsettled issues and certain issues which are arguably not settled satisfactorily relating to the material, personal, geographical and temporal scope of application of international humanitarian law and presents some arguments in favour of rethinking certain elements relating to that scope of application and the function and relationship of IHL to other regimes within international law and its place within the international legal system.

Keywords: international humanitarian law, threshold of armed conflict, relationship between legal regimes, international legal system

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Gill, Terry D., Rethinking the Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law and its Place in the International Legal System (October 14, 2021). Military Law and Law of War Review vol. 60, 2022, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2021-33, Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2011-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3942498

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