Type: Working Paper
The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to “Transnational” Armed Conflicts
Working Paper, EUI MWP, 2009/34
VASHAKMADZE, Mindia, The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to “Transnational” Armed Conflicts, EUI MWP, 2009/34 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/12676
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States are increasingly involved in violent conflicts with non-state actors. This new situation challenges the classical distinction of international humanitarian law (IHL) between international and non-international armed conflicts. However, it does not lessen the importance of IHL. The essence of this body of law – to protect civilians and those out of combat and to lessen unnecessary harm during armed conflict – remains the same. This paper examines the question as to what extent the existing body of humanitarian law applies to transnational conflicts.
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Series/Number: EUI MWP; 2009/34