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(p. 821) 27. The Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law) 

(p. 821) 27. The Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law)
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(p. 821) 27. The Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law)
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David Turns

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10.1093/he/9780199654673.003.0027
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date: 22 October 2019

The international law of armed conflict (also known as international humanitarian law or the law of war) regulates the conduct of hostilities — including the use of weaponry — and the protection of victims in situations of both international and non-international armed conflict. This chapter outlines the scope of application of the law; issues of personal status (combatants and civilians); the conduct of hostilities (methods and means of warfare, including choice of weapons and targeting operations); the protection of victims (sick, wounded, shipwrecked, prisoners of war, and civilians); and various ways of securing the law’s implementation and enforcement.

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