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Title: The shape of war in the 21st century: An analysis of the challenges posed by the contemporary armed conflicts with reference to international humanitarian law
Authors: Amarasinghe, Kusal
Keywords: armed conflict
international humanitarian law
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Gupta Publications, India
Citation: International Journal of Law
Series/Report no.: 6-6-72 -259
Abstract: International Humanitarian Law (IHL) protects the persons who are not or no longer participating in direct hostilities and restricts the adverse utilization of the means and methods of warfare. However, the rapid developments in science and technology & polarized power relations are questioning the ability of the International Humanitarian Law to adapts itself to regulate human conduct, in the circumstances of modern warfare. This study focuses on identifying the new forms of armed conflicts in the 21 st century and the contemporary challenges on IHL under the following classifications: (a) Shape of the contemporary battlefield made by the involvement of the parties, (b) Modern platforms of warfare and the new challenges on IHL, & (c) Modern technologies using on the battlefield.
ISSN: 2455-2194
Appears in Collections:Department of Public & International Law

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