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Part II The Substantive Law of Non-International Armed Conflict, 7 Scope of Application

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: 27 October 2020

Armed conflict, non-international — Geneva Conventions 1949
Before considering the substantive rules of the law of non-international armed conflict, it is crucial to ascertain the situations in which the rules apply. This turns, in large part, on the situation being identified as a non-international armed conflict, an issue that was considered in the previous two chapters. In addition to the existence of a non-international armed conflict, other important issues have to be considered, namely the personal, geographic, and temporal scope of application of the rules. In other words, it needs to be established to whom the law...
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