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

In the light of the achievements to date and the work that remains to be done, the study should not be seen as the end but rather as the beginning of a new process aimed at improving understanding of and agreement on the principles and rules of international humanitarian law.

About the author

Jean-Marie Henckaerts
International Committee of the Red Cross

Jean-Marie Henckaerts is Legal Adviser in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Head of the project to update the Commentaries on the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols of 1977.