A path towards greater respect for international humanitarian law
Valentin Zellweger and François Voeffray
The grey zone : civilian protection between human rights and the laws of war
Oxford [etc.] : Hart, 2018
This chapter focuses on the need to generate greater respect for IHL. It discusses the deficiencies in the existing mechanisms provided for in the IHL treaties and the lack of a forum specifically dedicated to IHL. It also describes the ongoing diplomatic process facilitated by the ICRC and Switzerland and explains how bridging the current institutional gap could constitute a path towards greater respect for this crucial body of law.