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Individual Responsibility under National and International Law for the Conduct of Armed Conflict

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Ove Bring has over the years devoted much attention, as diplomat, teacher and researcher, to the subject of humanitarian law. The applicability of the laws of armed conflict depends upon the legal definition of an ?armed conflict' being satisfied. However, with the rise of non-territorial, transnational so called ?asymmetrical' conflicts, between those categorized as ?terrorists' and regular forces, the line between war and peace, and zones of war and zones of peace, is unclear. The purpose of this chapter is simply to sketch out the development of individual responsibility, and make some critical comments. The laws of armed conflict, as with most of international law, have come into being in a piecemeal fashion. To understand the present system of individual responsibility for breaches of humanitarian law it is therefore necessary to know something of its history. The chapter notes some of the most important developments in this respect.

Keywords: armed conflict; humanitarian law; individual responsibility; international law; Ove Bring



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