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Part III Legal Regimes, Ch.5 Land Warfare

Yves Sandoz

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Edited By: Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, Tom Haeck (Assistant Editor), Alice Priddy (Assistant Editor)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 July 2022

Subject(s):
Military necessity — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Combatants — Child soldiers — Armed conflict, non-international — Warfare, land — Protected persons and property — Forced transfers or displacement — Humanitarian intervention
In recent years, multiple questions have arisen with regard to the status and permissibility in international humanitarian law (IHL) of aerial bombing and the use of nuclear weapons. Nonetheless, the fact cannot be ignored that most contemporary armed conflicts are conducted on land. Therefore, questions about land warfare remain as topical as ever. Land warfare, aerial warfare, and maritime warfare each have their own specific features. Advanced technology, in particular the possibility to project destructive devices over very great distances, combined with the...
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