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Part II The Substantive Law of Non-International Armed Conflict, 8 Protection of Civilians and Persons Hors de Combat

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: 28 February 2021

Armed conflict, non-international — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Murder — Torture — Rape and sexual violence — Care for the sick and wounded — Forced transfers or displacement — Prisoners of war — Child soldiers — Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment — Religion
This chapter is the first of two that explore the substantive rules that are applicable in non-international armed conflict. It focuses on the rules relating to the protection of civilians and persons hors de combat. Application of these rules to non-international armed conflict has a long and distinguished history. Rules of this sort were included in the instructions of General Dufour issued during the Swiss civil war in 1847 and are to be found in the Tratado de Regularización of 1820 concluded during the Colombian war of independence.1 It is also rules of this...
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