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Sources of international humanitarian law

The sources are:

  • International Humanitarian Law treaties. International Humanitarian Law is based on a number of treaties, in particular the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols, and a series of other instruments. See a list of Treaties below.
  • Customary International Humanitarian Law. Customary international law consists of rules that come from “a general practice accepted as law” and that exist independent of treaty law. See the entry on Customary International Humanitarian Law.

List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties and Conventions

Some of the main IHT conventions are:

  • Protocols I and II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12.08.1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims Of International Armed Conflicts 8.6.1977
  • Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques 10.12.1976
  • Geneva Convention (IV): Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War 10.8.1949
  • Geneva Convention (III): Treatment of Prisoners of War 10.8.1949
  • Geneva Convention (II): Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Ship-Wrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea 10.8.1949
  • Geneva Convention (I): Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field 10.8.1949
  • International Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War 27.7.1929
  • International Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and the Sick in Armies in the Field 27.7.1929
  • Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare (the Gas Protocol) 17.6.1925
  • Declaration Prohibiting the Discharge of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons (Hague XIV) 18.10.1907
  • International Convention Relative to Certain Restrictions on the Exercise of the Right of Capture in Maritime War (Hague XI) 18.10.1907
  • International Convention Respecting Bombardments by Naval Forces in Time of War (Hague IX) 18.10.1907
  • International Convention Relative to the Laying of Automatic Submarine Contact Mines (Hague VIII) 18.10.1907
  • International Convention Relative to the Conversion of Merchant-Ships into War-Ships (Hague VII) 18.10.1907
  • International Convention Concerning the Law and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV) 18.10.1907
  • International Convention Relative to the Opening of Hostilities (Hague III) 18.10.1907
    International Convention Respecting the Limitation of Employment of Force for the Recovery of Contract Debts (Hague II) 18.10.1907
  • Convention for the Pacific Settlement of Disputes (Hague I) 18.10.1907 (see more on Settlement of Disputes)
  • International Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and the Sick in Armies in the Field (The Red Cross Convention) 6.7.1906
  • International Convention for Adapting to Maritime Warfare the Principles of The Geneva Convention of 22.8.1864 29.7.1899
  • International Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes (Hague I) 29.7.1899
  • Declaration Renouncing the Use, in time of War, of Explosive Projectiles under 400 Grammes Weight 11.12.1868
  • Declaration Respecting Maritime Law (Certain Regulations for Sea Warfare) 16.4.1856

List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties and Conventions by Subject

Victims of Armed Conflicts

  • Hague Convention on Hospital Ships, 1904, 21.12.1904
  • Hague Convention (XI) on Restrictions of the Right of Capture, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Final Act of the Geneva Conference, 1949, 12.08.1949
  • Geneva Convention (I) on Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field,1949, 12.08.1949
  • Geneva Convention (II) on Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked of Armed Forces at Sea, 1949, 12.08.1949
  • Geneva Convention (III) on Prisoners of War, 1949, 12.08.1949
  • Geneva Convention (IV) on Civilians, 1949, 12.08.1949
  • Resolutions of the Diplomatic Geneva Conference, 1949, 12.08.1949
  • Teheran Resolution on Human Rights in Armed Conflict, 1968, 12.05.1968
  • United Nations Resolution on Human Rights in Armed Conflicts, 1968, 19.12.1968
  • Final Act of the Diplomatic Geneva Conference, 1974-1977, 10.06.1977
  • Additional Protocol (I) to the Geneva Conventions, 1977, 08.06.1977
  • Annex (I) Additional Protocol (I), as amended in 1993, 30.11.1993
  • Annex (I) Additional Protocol (I), 1977, 08.06.1977
  • Annex (II) Additional Protocol (I), 1977, 08.06.1977
  • Additional Protocol (II) to the Geneva Conventions, 1977, 08.06.1977
  • Resolutions of the Diplomatic Geneva Conference, 1974-1977, 10.06.1977
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989, 20.11.1989
  • Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, 2000, 25.05.2000
  • Additional Protocol (III) to the Geneva Conventions, 2005, 08.12.2005

METHODS AND MEANS OF WARFARE

  • Hague Convention (II) on the Laws and Customs of War on Land, 1899, 29.07.1899
  • Hague Declaration (IV,2) concerning Asphyxiating Gases, 1899, 29.07.1899
  • Hague Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets, 1899, 29.07.1899
  • Hague Convention (IV) on War on Land and its Annexed Regulations, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Hague Declaration (XIV) on Explosives from Balloons, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Geneva Protocol on Asphyxiating or Poisonous Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods, 1925, 17.06.1925
  • Institute of International Law Resolution on Military Objectives, 1969, 09.09.1969
  • Convention on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons, 1972, 16.12.1971
  • Resolution on Small-Calibre Weapon Systems, 1979, 28.09.1979
  • Final Act on the Conference on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 1980, 10.10.1980
    Convention prohibiting Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 1980, 10.10.1980
  • CCW Protocol (I) on Non-Detectable Fragments, 1980, 10.10.1980
  • CCW Protocol (II) prohibiting Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices, 1980, 10.10.1980
    CCW Protocol (III) prohibiting Incendiary Weapons, 1980, 10.10.1980
  • Convention prohibiting Chemical Weapons, 1993, 13.01.1993
  • CCW Protocol (IV) on Blinding Laser Weapons, 1995, 13.10.1995
  • CCW Protocol (II) prohibiting Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices, amended, 1996, 03.05.1996
  • Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, 1997, 18.09.1997
  • Convention prohibiting Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW ), amended Article 1, 2001, 21.12.2001
  • CCW Protocol (V) on Explosive Remnants of War, 2003, 28.11.2003
  • Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2008, 30.05.2008

NAVAL AND AIRWARFARE

  • Hague Convention (VI) on Enemy Merchant Ships, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Hague Convention (VII) on Conversion of Merchant Ships, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Hague Convention (VIII) on Submarine Mines, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Hague Convention (IX) on Bombardment by Naval Forces, 1907, 18.10.1907
    Hague Convention (XI) on Restrictions of the Right of Capture, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Hague Convention (XIII) on Neutral Powers in Naval War, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Havana Convention on Maritime Neutrality, 1928, 20.02.1928
  • London Treaty on Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armaments, 1930, 22.04.1930
  • Procès-verbal on Submarine Warfare of the Treaty of London, 1936, 06.11.1936
  • San Remo Manual on Armed Conflicts at Sea, 1994, 12.06.1994

CULTURAL PROPERTY

  • Roerich Pact for the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions, 1935, 15.04.1935
  • Final Act on the Protection of Cultural Property, The Hague, 1954, 14.05.1954
  • Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property, 1954, 14.05.1954
  • Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property, 1954, 14.05.1954
  • Resolutions on Cultural Property, The Hague, 1954, 14.05.1954
  • Second Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property, 1999, 26.03.1999

CRIMINAL REPRESSION

  • Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal, 1945, 08.08.1945
  • United Nations Principles for the Nuremberg Tribunal, 1946, 11.12.1946
  • Convention Statutory Limitations to War Crimes, 1968, 26.11.1968
  • European Convention on Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes, 1974, 25.01.1974
  • Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 1993, 25.05.1993
    Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 1994, 08.11.1994
  • Statute of the International Criminal Court, 1998, 17.07.1998
  • Statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, 2002, 16.01.2002
  • Amendment to the Statute of the International Criminal Court, amended article 8, 2010, 10.06.2010
  • Amendment to the Statute of the International Criminal Court, articles 8bis, 15bis and 15ter, 2010, 11.06.2010

OTHER TREATIES RELATING TO International Humanitarian Law

  • Hague Convention (III) on the Opening of Hostilites, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Hague Convention (V) on Neutral Powers in case of War on Land, 1907, 18.10.1907
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, 1948, 09.12.1948
  • Convention prohibiting environmental modification techniques (ENMOD), 1976, 10.12.1976
  • OAU Convention on Mercenaries, 1977, 03.07.1977
  • Convention on Mercenaries, 1989, 04.12.1989
  • Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 2006, 20.12.2006
  • Arms Trade Treaty, 2013, 02.04.2013

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Embracing mainstream international law, this section on international humanitarian law explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here.

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References (Papers)

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  • The Socialization Of Human Rights As An Inroad To Protect Sacred Space, Leonard Hammer, Nov 2017
  • Mass Displacement Of Destitute People: A Trigger For Non-Refoulement Protection?, Bernardo De Souza Dantas Fico, Leticia Machado Haertel, Nov 2017
  • The Business Of Being Good: How It Pays To Be A Humanitarian State, Taylor Benjamin-Britton, Danielle Scherer, Nov 2017
  • Re-Imagining The Scope Of Children’S Legal Protection During Armed Conflicts Under International Law, Muzima Anaise, Sep 2017
  • Individual Criminal Responsibility For The Destruction Of Religious And Historic Buildings: The Al Mahdi Case, Milena Sterio, Sep 2017
  • The Pedagogical Needs Of Children And Adults Living In The Calais Jungle Refugee Camp: Existential Issues And Perspectives Of Volunteer Teachers And Workers, Theresa C. Bodon, Nancy K. Votteler, Sep 2017
  • Saving Lives, Shalini Bhargava Ray, Sep 2017
  • The Path Of Most Resistance: Resisting Gang Recruitment As A Political Opinion In Central America’S Join-Or-Die Gang Culture, Ericka Welsh, Aug 2017
  • On The Prevention Of Violence, Robert A. Friedlander, Aug 2017
  • The Culture Of Gender/The Gender Of Culture: Cuban Women, Culture, And Change—The Island And The Diaspora, Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol, Aug 2017
  • Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Civil Code, And The Problem Of Transculturation, Pedro A. Malavet, Aug 2017
  • The Resolution Of Conflicts Of Law – A View From Private International Law In Cuba., Taydit Peña Lorenzo, Aug 2017
  • Safeguards In The Cuban Legal System For The Promotion And Protection Of Foreign Investment, Marta Moreno Cruz, Aug 2017
  • Instruments Of Environmental Governance: A Guarantee Of Sustainability In Cuba, Dagniselys Toledano Cordero, Aug 2017
  • General Overview Of Cuban Family Law Legislation, Ana María Álvarez-Tabío Albo, Aug 2017
  • Environmental Legislation And Institutional Framework In Cuba, Daimar Cánovas González, Aug 2017
  • Autonomous Weapons And Weapon Reviews: The Uk Second International Weapon Review Forum, James Farrant, Christopher M. Ford, Aug 2017
  • The Conduct Of Hostilities And International Humanitarian Law: Challenges Of 21st Century Warfare, International Law Association Study Group On The Conduct Of Hostilities In The 21st Century, Aug 2017
  • Praxis And The International (Human Rights) Law Scholar: Towards The Intensification Of Twailian Dramaturgy, Obiora C. Okafor, Aug 2017
  • Unilateral Non-Colonial Secessions: An Affirmation Of The Right To Self-Determination And A Legal Exception To The Use Of Force In International Law, Ilya Berlin, Aug 2017
  • Remarks Of Dr. Douglass Cassel, Notre Dame Law School Candidate (United States), Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Special Meeting Of The Oas Permanent Council, Douglass Cassell, Aug 2017
  • The Future Of U.S. Detention Under International Law: Workshop Report, International Committee Of The Red Cross (Icrc), Harvard Law School Program On International Law And Armed Conflict (Hls Pilac), Stockton Center For The Study Of International Law (U.S. Naval War College), Jun 2017

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Further Reading

  • The entry “international humanitarian law” in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (currently, the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 2009), Oxford University Press

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Further Reading

  • The entry “humanitarian law, international” in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (currently, the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 2009), Oxford University Press

Hierarchical Display of International humanitarian law

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See also

  • IHL
  • Jus in bello
  • Law in war

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