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International humanitarian law : an introduction

17-10-1993 Publication Ref. 2116 Hans-Peter Gasser

After some introductory comments on the history and aim of international humanitarian law, the author discusses the protection of the defenceless in war, restrictions on the conduct of hostilities, the law of non-international armed conflicts, the problem of supervision and repression, and collective responsibility for the implementation of humanitarian law.


  • Author(s): Hans-Peter Gasser
  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1993
  • Languages available: French, (English out of print)
  • Type of product: Book
  • Price: CHF 5.-
  • Reference: 2116

92 pp., 16 x 23 cm

Offprint from "Humanity for all: the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement",  by Hans Haug, Henry Dunant Institute, Geneva/Paul Haupt Publishers, Bern