Wednesday, 30 March 2011

ICRC databases on international humanitarian law

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) web site contains a section on international humanitarian law databases
The Treaty Database houses the text of 100 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) treaties, commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols and an up-to-date list of the signatories, this is complemented by a national implementation database.
Also available is the Customary International Humanitarian Law database. Customary international law is made up of rules that aim to plug some of the gaps in the protection provided by treaty law.
Part 1 of the database - Rules, presents an analysis of existing rules of customary IHL whilst Part 2 - Practice, as the name suggests, contains the underlying practice for the rules covered in part 1.

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