International humanitarian law and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts
31-03-2004 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 853
Excerpt of the Report prepared by the International Committee of the Red Cross for the 28th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent - Geneva, December 2003
The purpose of the present ICRC report is to provide an overview of some of the challenges posed by contemporary armed conflicts for international humanitarian law, stimulate further reflection, and outline prospective ICRC action. The report is not entitled Reaffirmation and Development of IHL, because its scope is deliberately more limited than that of the 1969 Report.