From Cold War to cyber war : the evolution of the international law of peace and armed conflict over the last 25 years
London [etc.] : Springer, 2016
In this introductory contribution, Knut Ipsen highlights the different categories of armed conflict and describes the problems in applying international humanitarian law to these conflicts. He particularly explains the difficulty the "expectation of reciprocity" meets in asymmetrical armed conflicts. He also argues it is necessary to apply international humanitarian law in combination with other fields of international law, in particular human rights law, and highlights the general meaning of the rule of law. He finishes by stressing the important role that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has played in promoting international humanitarian law.
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