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New volume of Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – on armed groups and international law

December 22, 2017

The new volume of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law focuses on the theme of armed groups and international humanitarian law.

The general theme of the latest volume of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is armed groups and the challenges arising from the participation of such groups in contemporary armed conflicts. It is elaborated upon in several chapters, addressing the organisation criterion, respect for and compliance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law, targeted sanctions and accountability issues, among other things. See contents below:-

Welcome on Board: Improving Respect for International Humanitarian Law Through the Engagement of Armed Non-State Actors

Contemporary armed conflicts are characterised by an increase of violence against civilians and a lack of compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) by both states and armed non-state actors (ANSAs)….

Annyssa Bellal in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Volume 19, 2016 (2018)

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Crime-Based Targeted Sanctions: Promoting Respect for International Humanitarian Law by the Security Council

The UN Security Council (Security Council) has the task to maintain and restore the international peace and security. As a part of this task, it has the competence to impose targeted sanctions against individu…

Hilde D. Roskam in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Volume 19, 2016 (2018)

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Armed Groups and Procedural Accountability: A Roadmap for Further Thought

This chapter investigates the meaning of the term “accountability”, as it is used in policy discussions surrounding armed groups. It takes a detailed look at literature from public administration on the concep…

Katharine Fortin in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Volume 19, 2016 (2018)

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Compliance with International Humanitarian Law by Non-State Armed Groups: How Can It Be Improved?

How can compliance of non-state armed groups with international humanitarian law (IHL) be improved? In answering this question, this chapter presents a political science perspective and approach to achieve thr…

Hyeran Jo in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Volume 19, 2016 (2018)

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Year in Review 2016

The year 2016 was marked by several noteworthy events with particular relevance to international humanitarian law, such as: the continuance of the conflict in Syria, the prolongation of violence in Libya, the …

Kate Pitcher, Sophie van der Valk… in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law… (2018)

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Armed Groups, Rebel Coalitions, and Transnational Groups: The Degree of Organization Required from Non-State Armed Groups to Become Party to a Non-International Armed Conflict

Identifying non-state parties to armed conflicts becomes increasingly complex. As seen in recent conflicts in Syria, Libya, Yemen, or the Central African Republic, turmoil or inter-communal tensions escalate i…

Tilman Rodenhäuser in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Volume 19, 2016 (2018)

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Engaging Armed Groups Through the Development of Human Rights Obligations: Incorporating Practice, Motivation and Ideology to Promote Compliance with International Law

Non-State armed groups exert extensive influence on populations around the world. However, international law does not effectively regulate the relationship between armed groups and populations subject to their…

Daragh Murray in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Volume 19, 2016 (2018)

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Knock on the Roof: Legitimate Warning or Method of Warfare?

This chapter aims to address the practice of using a “knock on the roof” as a warning before air strikes are launched in order to mitigate civilian casualties during armed conflict. It involves the dropping of…

Jeroen C. van den Boogaard in Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Volume 19, 2016 (2018)

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