Legalization of Civil Wars: The Legal Institutionalization of Non-International Armed Conflicts
Buhl, Kenneth Øhlenschlæger, Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe : JEMIE
I. INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION
This article is concerned with the legal challenges of regulating civil wars in international humanitarian law.1 Civil war is not a term used in international law; it falls, however, within the context of the legal term 'armed conflicts not of an international character', although the shorter 'non-international armed conflict' is used here. Civil wars are usually limited to the territory of a state. Considering that international law is generally concerned with the legal relations between states - being a legal system based on the system of states with states as its subjects - the main question is how civil wars as internal conflicts have become …
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Publication information: Article title: Legalization of Civil Wars: The Legal Institutionalization of Non-International Armed Conflicts. Contributors: Buhl, Kenneth Øhlenschlæger - Author. Journal title: Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe : JEMIE. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2009. Page number: 1+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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