Generating respect for the law: The need for persistence and imagination

10 February 2017

This article aims to take stock, for the first time, of efforts specifically directed to generating respect for IHL, and in particular through the dissemination of IHL (i.e. spreading information, engaging in dialogue or promotion) and its integration into national legislation, education, military doctrine and training. It calls for complementary studies to reach a full picture of the state of integration and dissemination of IHL in the world today and suggests possible areas for improvement and orientations for the future.


This article was originally published as: Vincent Bernard & Mariya Nikolova (2016). "Generating respect for the law: the need for persistence and imagination", in Tribute to Jean Pictet, Editions Yvon Blais.

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