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United Kingdom: Law and future conflict

12-03-2014 Feature

How will war be waged in the future and what rules will guide the next generation of military leaders? The ICRC has given evidence to the UK parliament's Defence Select Committee inquiry on the legal framework for future military operations.

Philip Spoerri, director of international law and cooperation, explains how the ICRC anticipates the battlefield evolving and how the UK and other states might help to reinforce rules protecting those not taking part in hostilities.