This book explore the greatly increased involvement of the International Court of Justice and other international civil tribunals in conflict situations during the past three decades, and assesses their impact on the law relating to armed conflict. Part I is an introduction to the question of the involvement of international civil tribunals in cases concerning armed conflict. It includes a general review of the history of the involvement of international civil tribunals in armed conflicts. Part II considers the process by which international civil tribunals deal with cases involving armed conflict. Part III considers the effect that the decisions of these tribunals have had on the substantive law. It includes a chapter dealing with international humanitarian law, in particular the tribunals' findings on the applicability of the relevant agreements, the conduct of military operation, the treatment of persons, and responsibility for the actions of others.