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Study on customary international humanitarian law: a contribution to the understanding and respect for the rule of law in armed conflict

Study on customary international humanitarian law: a contribution to the understanding and respect for the rule of law in armed conflict

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This article explains the rationale behind a study on customary international humanitarian law recently undertaken by the ICRC at the request of the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It describes the methodology used and how the study was organized and summarizes some major findings. It does not, however, purport to provide a complete overview or analysis of these findings.

Offprint from the International Review of the Red Cross, March 2005, ICRC, Geneva, 39 pp. 15.5 x 23 cm, English, French / Price CHF 2.- / ref. 0860

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This article explains the rationale behind a study on customary international humanitarian law recently undertaken by the ICRC at the request of the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It describes the methodology used and how the study was organized and summarizes some major findings. It does not, however, purport to provide a complete overview or analysis of these findings.

Offprint from the International Review of the Red Cross, March 2005, ICRC, Geneva, 39 pp. 15.5 x 23 cm, English, French / Price CHF 2.- / ref. 0860

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/p0860

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 Volume 87 Number 857 March 2005
Customary law
 
Aim and scope
The International Review of the Red Cross is a periodicalpublished by the ICRC. Its aim is to promote reflection onhumanitarian law, policy and action in armed conflict andother situations of collective armed violence. A special-ized journal in humanitarian law, it endeavours to promoteknowledge, critical analysis and development of the law andcontribute to the prevention of violations of rules protectingfundamental rights and values. The Review offers a forum fordiscussion about contemporary humanitarian action as wellas analysis of the causes and characteristics of conflicts soas to give a clearer insight into the humanitarian problemsthey generate. Finally, the Review informs its readership onquestions pertaining to the International Red Cross and RedCrescent Movement and in particular on the activities andpolicies of the ICRC.
International Committee of the Red Cross
he International Committee o the Red Cross (ICRC)is an impartial, neutral and independent organizationwhose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect thelives and dignity o victims o war and internal violenceand to provide them with assistance. It directs and coor-dinates the international relie activities conducted by the Movement in situations o conlict. It also endeav-ours to prevent suering by promoting and strength-ening international humanitarian law and universalhumanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRCis at the origin o the International Red Cross and RedCrescent Movement.
Members of the Committee
President: Jakob KellenbergerVice-President: Anne PetitpierrePermanent Vice-President: Jacques ForsterJean AbtClaude Le CoultreJean-Philippe AssalJacques MoreillonChristine BeerliGabrielle NanchenPaolo BernasconiYves SandozErnst A. BruggerDaniel hürerSusy BruschweilerOlivier VodozJean de CourtenAndré von MoosPaola Ghillani
Editor-in-Chief 
oni Panner
ICRC
Editorial Board
Ahmed Abou El-Waa
Cairo University, Egypt 
Daniel Bar-al
el Aviv University, Israel 
Annette Becker
Université Paris X, France
Antônio Cançado rindade
University o Brasilia, Brazil 
Marika Fahlen
 Ministry or Foreign Aairs, Stockholm,Sweden
Bernard Haykel
New York University, USA
V. S. Mani
Gujarat Law University, Gandhinagar,Gujarat, India
Herried Münkler
Humbold University, Berlin, Germany
Mona Rishmawi
Oice o the United Nations HighCommissioner or Human Rights, Geneva
Elizabeth Salmón Gárate
Pontiicia Universidad Católica del Perú,Lima, Perú
Marco Sassòli
University o Geneva, Switzerland 
Michael N. Schmitt
George C. Marshall European Center or Security Studies, Garmisch Partenkirchen,Germany
erence aylor
International Institute or Strategic Studies,London/Washington DC, UK/USA
Bakhtiyar R. uzmukhamedov
Diplomatic Academy, Moscow, RussianFederation
Wen-qi Zhu
Law School, Renmin University o China,Beijing, People’s Republic o China
 
 Volume 87 Number 857 March 2005
175
Introduction
In the 50 years or so since the adoption o the Geneva Conventions o 1949,mankind has experienced an alarming number o armed conlicts aectingalmost every continent. During this time, the our Geneva Conventions and
Study on customaryinternationalhumanitarian law:A contribution to theunderstanding andrespect or the rule o law in armed confict
Jean-Marie Henckaerts*
Jean-Marie Henckaerts is a legal adviser in the Legal Division of the InternationalCommittee of the Red Cross and head of the ICRC’s project on customary internationalhumanitarian law. He recently edited, with Louise Doswald-Beck, a two-volume work oncustomary international humanitarian law, published by Cambridge University Press.
Abstract
Tis article explains the rationale behind a study on customary international humanitarian law recently undertaken by the ICRC at the request o the International Conerence o the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It describes the methodology used and how the study was organized and summarizes some major fndings. It does not,however, purport to provide a complete overview or analysis o these fndings.
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* Te author would like to thank Eric Mongelard or the assistance in preparing this article, as well as LouiseDoswald-Beck and colleagues o the Legal Division or the many insightul comments they ofered. Te viewsin this article are those o the author and do not necessarily reect those o the International Committee o the Red Cross.
CUSTOMARY LAW

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