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From: The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict

Sandesh Sivakumaran

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2020

Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Geneva Conventions 1949 Additional Protocol 2 — Armed forces
The vast majority of armed conflicts that are fought today are not of an international character.1 This fact is well-appreciated but the literature on the law of armed conflict continues to focus disproportionately on international armed conflicts. The leading texts in the area devote a single chapter to non-international armed conflicts, which is usually tucked away at the end of the volume.2 Things are slowly starting to change, and in recent years, a few works have been published on particular aspects of the law applicable in non-international armed conflict.3...
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