Article Title

Securing compliance with IHL: The promise and limits of contemporary enforcement mechanisms [conference report]

Abstract

This report highlights several contributions to a recent ICRC sponsored IHL conference on compliance and enforcement. Conference papers addressed a range of contemporary issues including: whether the Human Rights Council has a mandate to examine alleged breaches of IHL; the complementarity debate (IHL/IHRL); the problem of human shields; UN Security Council practice with regard to violations of IHL; and whether IHL should be reformed to provide non-State organised armed groups with greater incentives to comply with IHL during non-international armed conflict.

Keywords

Peer-reviewed, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, enforcement, compliance, complementarity, non-international armed conflict, non-State actors, non-State organised armed groups, Gaza war, human shields, Human Rights Council, occupation, International Criminal Court

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Link to Publisher Version (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.1163/187815210X12766020140161