The ICRC’s legal position on the notion of armed conflict involving foreign intervention and on determining the IHL applicable to this type of conflict

21 November 2016 Tristan Ferraro

This article looks at the legal position of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on situations in which a State, a coalition of States or an international or regional organization intervenes in a pre-existing armed conflict, either giving support to one of the parties or exercising control over a non-State armed group party to the armed conflict.

About the author

Tristan Ferraro
International Committee of the Red Cross

Dr Tristan Ferraro is Legal Adviser in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross, based in Geneva.

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