Desarrollo del derecho internacional humanitario y la continua pertinencia de la costumbre
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Anuario mexicano de derecho internacional, Vol. 10, 2010, p. 539-566
Treaties have been widely regarded as the main source of international law, nevertheless, historically, custom has often had certain precedence over conventions. This article presents an analysis about the importance of customary international law in the matter of humanitarian law. Mostly based on the study performed by the ICRC, this work achieves a deep exploration through customary humanitarian international law and its role in fullfilling the vacuums and avoiding the obstacles of conventional humanitarian law effectiveness.