‘Even war has rules’: a call for global action to protect civilians

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There is an urgent need to address in a comprehensive manner the problem of systematic and flagrant violations of international humanitarian and human-rights law in ongoing conflicts, including its sources and implications. More specifically, possible lines of action to counter the growing importance of non-state armed actors and the use of explosives in populated areas must be discussed. A Global Action Plan on how to prevent, repress and redress serious violations of international law in armed conflict, taking into account the present and future role of UN peace missions, is a must.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalAnalysis of the Elcano Royal Institute
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 2

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Law

Free keywords

  • Human rights
  • Compliance
  • Armed conflict
  • International humanitarian law

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