Legalization of civil wars : the legal institutionalization of non-international armed conflicts
Kenneth Ohlenschloeger Buhl
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Journal on ethnopolitics and minority issues in Europe, Vol. 8, issue 1, 2009, p. 1-33
The article looks at the legal aspects of civil wars with respect to international humanitarian law. The international law is concerned with armed conflicts between states, not civil wars. The article states that civil wars can be more drastic than international armed conflicts thus there is a need to enforce legal regulation on non-international disputes. It elaborates that internal wars have international dimensions as far as international human rights and international humanitarian law are concerned.