The Law of War and the Responsibility to Protect Civilians: A Reinterpretation by Thomas Lee

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Two seemingly unrelated crises implicating the law of war and the responsibility to protect civilians have arisen in recent years. In 2013, the United States considered military intervention without U.N. Security Council preapproval in Syria after discovering that the government had exterminated its own people with chemical agents. In 2014, Russia sent troops into Crimea, […]

Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and 2005

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”THE GENEVA  CONVENTIONS  OF 12 AUGUST 1949 – FULL TEXT”] [pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”SUMMARY OF  THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS  OF 12 AUGUST 1949  AND THEIR ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS”] In time of war, certain humanitarian rules must be observed, even with regard to the enemy. These rules are set out mainly in the four Geneva Conventions of […]