2 Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law
Jann K Kleffner
Edited By: Dieter Fleck
- 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...