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Part I Regulating Non-International Armed Conflicts, 4 The Sources of the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict

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: 19 September 2020

Subject(s):
Armed conflict, non-international — Armed conflict, international — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Customary international law — Treaties, reservations and declarations
The law of non-international armed conflict is part of public international law. Accordingly, the sources of the law of non-international armed conflict are the same as those of general public international law. They comprise treaties, custom, and general principles, and as a subsidiary means for determining the law, judicial decisions and the writings of publicists.1 In addition to these well-accepted sources and subsidiary means of law-determination, a whole host of other materials also influences the behaviour of parties to non-international armed conflicts....
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