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Marco Sassòli - Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
26 Sep 2013 -  Mr. Marco Sassòli, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland

"Introduction to International Humanitarian Law"
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) provides a certain protection to persons affected by armed conflicts. This lesson explores its philosophy and limits, its field of application, independently of the causes for which a party is fighting, its sources and the main distinctions under which and categories to which its protective rules apply (international and non-international armed conflicts, civilians and combatants, occupied and parties’ own territories, the concept of military objective).