Publié par la Croix-Rouge danoise. - La version originale de cet article est parue dans International review of the Red Cross, vol. 87, no. 857 (2005).
This article explains the rationale behind a study on customary international humanitarian law recently undertaken by the ICRC at the request of the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It describes the methodology used and how the study was organized and summarizes some major findings. It does not, however, purport to provide a complete overview or analysis of these findings.