- Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — War crimes — International criminal law, victims — Belligerence — Belligerents — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Armed forces
Part I of this text summarizes 42 armed conflicts that occurred in 2014 which best reflect current international law. It presents casualty and displacement data provoked by armed conflicts and accompanied by requisite caveats as to the accuracy and representativeness of the figures provided. The data presented is selected from all open source material that can be identified. Sources for data vary by country; each country report provides detailed information on the sources of the data used. The UN and its main agencies serve as the primary source of information. The chapter also analyses the definition of armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international criminal law (ICL). It examines the two categories which make up armed conflict international armed conflict (IAC) and non-international armed conflict (NIAC), and looks into the criteria required for the existence of an international armed conflict as stated in the 1949 Geneva Conventions.