Islam and international humanitarian law: From a clash to a conversation between civilizations
30-09-2002 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 847, by James Cockayne
By reviewing the role of Islamic players in the development of international humanitarian law from 1856 to the present, the author examines the changing nature of the relationship between the two systems. It is argued that Islam emerged first as a contributor civilization, then as a force for nationalism, and lastly as a competitor to international humanitarian law.