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Part II The Substantive Law of Non-International Armed Conflict, 10 Implementation and Non-Judicial Enforcement

From: The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict

Sandesh Sivakumaran

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 March 2021

Armed conflict, non-international — Belligerents — Armed forces — Reprisals — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Implementation and enforcement are widely perceived to be the weak points of the law of armed conflict. This is particularly true of the law of non-international armed conflict.1 Indeed, it has been observed that the system of implementation and enforcement ‘as a whole has been devised for international conflicts; it cannot simply be switched over to non-international conflicts, whose basic data are completely different’.2 There is much truth in this insight. As with the substantive law of non-international armed conflict, to use the non-judicial enforcement...
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