Part Two –International Humanitarian Law

  • Roland Otto
Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 230)


International humanitarian law is a relatively new term. It is not used in the 1949 Geneva Conventions but stems from the 1974-1977 conference drafting the Additional Protocols.The term originally comprised the law protecting individuals – wounded military personnel, prisoners of war and civilians – and mitigating the effects of an armed conflict, i.e. the so called Geneva law.Originally, this branch was distinguished from the law of war proper, governing the methods and means of warfare, i.e. the so called “Hague Law”.


Armed Conflict Geneva Convention Direct Part Additional Protocol Civilian Casualty 
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© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GöttingenGermany

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