IHL, also known as the law of armed conflict, forms part of ICL. The ICL of war crimes in turn forms part of IHL. ICL and its application through international criminal tribunals (international criminal justice) are increasingly important for the implementation of IHL. In this contribution, I will first try to define and differentiate the two branches. Since war crimes in ICL are based upon IHL as a source of the substantive rules of conduct, the impact of IHL upon ICL is logical and does not require further discussion. What deserves more analysis is the influence...
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