Principles of distinction, proportionality and precautions under the Geneva Conventions : the perspective of islamic law
Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal
Revisiting the Geneva Conventions : 1949-2019
Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2019
Bibliography : p. 259-261
The Geneva Conventions define key principles of distinction, proportionality and precautions, which serve to provide protection to individuals who are not or no longer taking direct part in hostilities. This chapter looks at the compatibility of these three principles with Islamic Law. Its author argues notably that members of Muslim armed groups who may consider themselves bound by Islamic Law and not by IHL could still find ground to respect these principles, based on the rules for war included in the Qu'ran and the Sunnah.