Trying to make sense of the senseless : classifying the Syrian war under the law of armed conflict
David Wallace, Amy McCarthy, and Shane R. Reeves
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Michigan State international law review, Vol. 25, no. 3, 2017, p. 555-594
This article examines the issue of the classification of the conflict taking place in Syria. The article begins with a brief historical background section. Sections on the various state and non-state actors battling within Syria as well as a general overview of how conflicts are classified under international law follow. The article concludes with a classification determination for the Syrian hostilities and a reminder that all parties to the conflict are obligated to comply with the law of armed conflict.
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