Armed non-state actors and customary international law
Non-state actors and international obligations : creation, evolution and enforcement
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2018
This chapter aims to assess the influence of armed non-state actors (ANSA) on the formation of customary international law. Looking at the legal significance of their practice, it first discusses whether the standards applied to States can be extended to ANSAs and whether they can be considered to take part in the formation of customary norms. The author then questions whether armed non-state actors are bound by customary international law themselves.