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Securing Compliance with IHL: The Promise and Limits of Contemporary Enforcement Mechanisms [Conference Report]

UNDA Affiliation



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.


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


Information about the International Conference of The Minerva Center for Human Rights, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Israel and the Occupied and Autonomous Territories Delegation, 22-24 November, 2009, may be accessed here

The Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies may be accessed from the publisher here


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