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Military necessity and humanity in international humanitarian law: preserving the delicate balance

Schmitt, M. (2010) Military necessity and humanity in international humanitarian law: preserving the delicate balance. Virginia Journal of International Law, 50 (4). pp. 795-839. ISSN 0042-6571

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Abstract/Summary

Explores the relationship between military necessity and humanity in IHL. Argues that the two principles are inherent in extant IHL norms, but do not exist as norms that are additional to the black letter. Suggests that the balance is becoming somewhat skewed.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:90273
Publisher:University of Virginia School of Law

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