International responsibility for humanitarian law violations by armed groups
Inducing compliance with international humanitarian law : lessons from the African Great Lakes Region
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015
Taking the armed conflicts in the Great Lakes Region as the backdrop, this chapter examines two areas : first, the responsibility of non-State armed groups and their supporting States for the widespread violations of humanitarian law, and second, the responsibility of the invested States for their support of the armed groups and their failure to prevent the latter's atrocities. This study does not address the individual responsibility for atrocities under international criminal law but focuses on the collective responsibility of armed groups and States.