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Part I, 4 Conflict Classification and the Law Applicable to Detention and the Use of Force

Jelena Pejic

From: International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Edited By: Elizabeth Wilmshurst

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 March 2024

Armed conflict — Conduct of hostilities — Occupation — Detention
The purpose of categorizing armed conflict and distinguishing this type of violence from other forms is to determine the applicable law and the rights and obligations of those responsible for, or affected by it. Classification is also necessary because it is generally held that international humanitarian law governing international and non-international armed conflict gives rise to significantly different levels of protection and because the scope of application of human rights law in armed conflict remains controversial. For the purpose of the case studies which...
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