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- Geneva Conventions
- International humanitarian law
- Fundamental principles of International Humanitarian Law
- Sources of International Humanitarian Law
International humanitarian law IHL , also referred to as the laws of armed conflict , is the law that regulates the conduct of war jus in bello. The international humanitarian law is inspired by considerations of humanity and the mitigation of human suffering.
It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. The first Hague Conference in and the second Hague Conference in governed the legal framework and conduct of warfare. The Four Geneva Conventions of established protections for those not taking part in hostilities, such as civilians, aid workers, wounded soldiers, and prisoners of war. It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
International humanitarian law comprises a set of rules, established by treaty or custom, applicable in situations of armed conflict. As noted, it is inspired by considerations of humanity and the mitigation of human suffering. Although the origins of IHL can be traced to at least the nineteenth century, the principles and practices on which it is based are much older. International humanitarian law, also referred to as the law of armed conflict or the law of war, is designed to balance humanitarian concerns and military necessity. It subjects warfare to the rule of law by limiting its destructive effect and mitigating human suffering. IHL covers two key areas:. International convention : The two main treaty sources of IHL are the Hague Convention , setting out restrictions on the means and methods of warfare, and the four Geneva Conventions GCs , providing protection to certain categories of vulnerable persons.
International humanitarian law
The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties , and three additional protocols , that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war. The singular term Geneva Convention usually denotes the agreements of , negotiated in the aftermath of the Second World War — , which updated the terms of the two treaties, and added two new conventions. The Geneva Conventions extensively defined the basic rights of wartime prisoners civilians and military personnel , established protections for the wounded and sick, and established protections for the civilians in and around a war-zone. The treaties of were ratified, in whole or with reservations , by countries. The Geneva Conventions are about soldiers in war; they do not address the use of weapons of war, which are the subject of the Hague Conventions , [a] and the bio - chemical warfare Geneva Protocol. The Swiss businessman Henry Dunant went to visit wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino in
Like every branch of law, in order to apply rules, those rules must have a source. For IHL then main sources are customary international law and treaty law such as the Geneva Conventions. The formal and informal regulation of armed conflict has existed for almost as long as armed conflict itself. The Lieber Code of is recognised as the first modern codification of these customs and rules, enforced against those fighting in the American Civil War. Since this date, there has been extensive development of legal treaties and customary practise, which together form an extensive legal framework regulating modern conflict. This covers a range of issues including:.
Fundamental principles of International Humanitarian Law
This article talks about the fundamental principles of International humanitarian law and its international conventions and contemporary developments. International humanitarian law is that branch of the law of nations that seeks to impose limits on the destruction and suffering caused by armed conflicts. It lays down the principle of Article 22 of the Hague Regulations. A major part of International humanitarian law is contained in the Geneva conventions of Article 4 and Article 27 of the Geneva Convention occupy a key position among the Articles of the convention.
This article questions the conventional histories of international humanitarian law, which view international humanitarian law as the heir to a long continuum of codes of warfare. It demonstrates instead that the term international humanitarian law first appeared in the s, as the product of work done by various actors pursuing different ends. The new idea of an international humanitarian law was codified in the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions. Nevertheless, many of the provisions of the Protocols remained vague and contested, and their status, together with the humanitarian vision of the law they outlined, was uncertain for some time. It was only at the end of the 20th century that international lawyers, following the lead of human rights organizations, declared Additional Protocol I to be authoritative and the law of war to be truly humanitarian.
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Sources of International Humanitarian Law
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