Search: International humanitarian law (2 materials)

Wars Humanising Wars

... crimes against humanity. That war remains to be the bloodiest and the most brutal one in the history of humankind, when the whole world witnessed the unspeakable cruelty – both in the initial aggression and the often disproportionate retaliation [1] . International humanitarian law (IHL), already present at that time, was not enough to protect victims of war and combatants, and WWII highlighted the need to amend the existing international legal regime. Paradoxically, wars, by presenting the impetus ...


Summary Executions in Eastern Ukraine: Crime and Punishment

... analysis to growing pile of data on woeful violations in Eastern Ukraine. The non-international armed conflict between the Ukrainian government and Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics shows that, despite international obligations on both sides, international humanitarian law and human rights norms are rarely complied with. Violations are being committed on both sides of the conflict, as reported by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch , with NGOs constantly publishing information on ...


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