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2 Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law

Jann K Kleffner

From: The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law (3rd Edition)

Edited By: Dieter Fleck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2021

Military necessity — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Occupation — Ius ad bellum — Belligerents
201 International humanitarian law regulates, and as a rule applies in times of, armed conflict. 1. International humanitarian law regulates, and as a rule1 applies in times of, armed conflicts. Accordingly, it is also referred to as the law of armed conflict or jus in bello. The three interchangeable terms denote the only branch of public international law that is specifically intended to preserve humanitarian values during armed conflicts by protecting those who do not or no longer directly participate in hostilities and by limiting the right of parties to the...
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