1 The United Nations (UN) initially did not concern itself with international humanitarian law (Humanitarian Law, International). Given that the United Nations Charter (‘UN Charter’) outlawed war, it was considered unnecessary or at least defeatist to consider the law regulating war. It soon became clear, however, that this position was untenable. The relationship between the UN and international humanitarian law came under scrutiny during the Korean War (1950–53) and the United Nations Operation in the Congo (1960–64), when the question was raised whether United...
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