Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the treatment of terrorist combatants (Protocol IV) : a proposal
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California Western international law journal, Vol. 41, issue 2, Spring 2011, p. 345-396
After exploring the background and development of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Additional Protocols of 1977, this article finds that the current body of law does not address the problem of terrorist combatants. Identifying the harm that has been caused by a lack of clear guidance on the law of armed conflict and terrorism, the article lays out the most important features and decisions that must be made in a new protocol for combating terrorism.