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Part II The Substantive Law of Non-International Armed Conflict, 6 Identifying a Non-International Armed Conflict: International and Non-International Armed Conflicts

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 — National liberation movements
Non-international armed conflicts frequently contain some sort of international element. The non-state armed group may be based at the border regions, straddling an international boundary, and crossing into another state. The armed forces of the state may raid neighbouring territory if part of the non-state armed group is located abroad. Fighting may take place between a non-state armed group that is based in one state and state armed forces that are based in another, despite the states not being adjacent to one another. Outside states1 may support the forces of...
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