Jungle justice: passing sentence on the equality of belligerents in non-international armed conflict

30 September 2007 Jonathan Somer

A special challenge posed by the IHL principle of equality of belligerents in the context of non-international armed conflict is the capacity of armed opposition groups to pass sentences on individuals for acts related to the hostilities.

About the author

Jonathan Somer

Holds an LL.M. from the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law, Geneva. He has worked for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and has been a consultant for the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University as well as the Danish Foreign Ministry.