By Jean Pictet
The most target of this booklet is to inquire into the approach of norms regulating the 'internationalization' of inner conflicts. the normal contrast among overseas & inner clash, which involves diversified felony effects, is in perform very tough to discover as a result of presence, sometimes, of parts ordinary of either events. via a cautious & terribly worthwhile exam of all suitable circumstances of 'internationalized' inner clash considering the fact that 1956, the validity of the normal framework of principles touching on international intervention in inner clash is reassessed. while, the applicability to those occasions of the foundations normal of overseas conflicts are analyzed to be able to delivering the lifestyles of a continuum among the 2 occasions, not just in actual fact but additionally with recognize to their felony regulation.
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However exceptional, a provision of this nature is not without precedent in humanitarian law. It is a step taken in the interest of civilans and is fully justified. It belongs to the modern trend according individual rights to people, even vis-a-vis their own government. The rule, as stated above, is a considerable abridgement of Article 51, paragraph 7, of the Protocol. It is prohibited to employ against anyone weapons and methods of warfare of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering.
Another prohibits attacks against works containing dangerous forces, the release of which could cause severe injury to the civilian population, such as dams, dykes and nuclear energy plants, unless they are used in 'regular, significant and direct support of military operations'. Additional provisions cover precautions necessary to prevent harm to the population, referring in particular to the need to identify military objectives before attacking them, the protection of non-defended localities and demilitarized zones, the status of which is to be recognized by agreement between the parties.
4. StaNation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited. This new and important idea which we have characterized as one of the principles of application is embodied in the lapidary paragraph 1 of Article 54 of the Protocol. Recalling the wars of the past, we cannot doubt that this constitutes a triumph for humanity. The same Article specifically provides for the protection of agricultural areas for the production of food, livestock, etc. 5. Acts of war based on perfidy are prohibited. Ever since the age of chivalry, the law of war has demanded honour of the combatants.
Development and Principles of International Humanitarian Law by Jean Pictet