Sanctions as a means of obtaining greater respect for humanitarian law: a review of their effectiveness

There are several aspects to reviewing the role of punishment in ensuring greater respect for international humanitarian law. First, the question of improving compliance with the law; second, focus on the punishment itself; and third, characteristics of the perpetrators.

About the author

Anne-Marie La Rosa
Legal advisor

Legal advisor, Advisory Service, Legal Division, ICRC. The author also teaches international criminal law at the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law in Geneva

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