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The Principle of Distinction under International Humanitarian Law

Nils Melzer

in Targeted Killing in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533169
eISBN:
9780191714511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533169.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the principle of distinction in contemporary International Humanitarian Law (IHL). As a general rule, the principle of distinction permits direct attacks only against the armed ... More


Organizing Rebellion: Non-State Armed Groups under International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, and International Criminal Law

Tilman Rodenhäuser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198821946
eISBN:
9780191861109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821946.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book identifies the degree of organization required from non-state armed groups (i) to become party to an armed conflict and thereby bound by applicable international humanitarian law; (ii) to ... More


Triggering the Law of Armed Conflict?

Geoffrey S. Corn

in The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199941452
eISBN:
9780190221393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941452.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter addresses the conditions that bring the law of armed conflict into force: the critical predicate for a nation to assert the broad authority inherent in situations of armed conflict and ... More


Conflict Management and the Political Economy of Recognition

Christopher Borgen

in Complex Battlespaces: The Law of Armed Conflict and the Dynamics of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190915360
eISBN:
9780190915391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915360.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

States increasingly find themselves in competition and conflict with non-State actors, including terrorist networks, insurgencies, separatist regimes, criminal cartels, and other groups. The effects ... More


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