A la guerre comme à la guerre: patterns of armed conflict, humanitarian law responses and new challenges

31 December 2006 Luc Reydams

Continuous transformation of armed conflict since the adoption in 1864 of the first international humanitarian law treaty compels international humanitarian law to adapt accordingly. This article links those revisions to specific conflicts which laid bare deficiencies in the existing law.

About the author

Luc Reydams
Assistant Professional Specialist

Assistant Professional Specialist, Department of Political Science, and Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.