Key documents
International humanitarian law 
International human rights law 
International criminal law 
International refugee law 
Qualification of armed conflicts 
Application of international law to non-state actors 
Application of humanitarian and human rights law to international organisations 
Derogation from human rights treaties in situations of emergency 
Interaction between humanitarian law and human rights in armed conflicts 
Key documents 
Other key Issues
Towards an Arms Trade Treaty
First Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
RULAC View - August 2012
RULAC View - February 2012
RULAC View - March 2012
RULAC View - April 2012
RULAC view - October 2012
RULAC View - June 2012
Key documents

Key Documents


Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions of 1949
Tadic Case, ICTY, 2 October 1995
The UN Security Council and the Rule of Law
Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, "The Responsibility to Protect", 2001
UN Security Council Resolution on Children in Armed Conflict, S/RES/1612 (2005)
UN Security Council Resolution on Rape as a Weapon of War, S/RES/1820 (2008)
ICRC Basic Rules on the 1949 Geneva Conventions and 1977 Additional Protocols
List of Customary Rules of International Humanitarian Law (ICRC customary law study)
Key terms relating to treaty adherence
Expert meeting report on Occupation, ICRC, June 2012
Security Council Resolution 1612 paper on children in armed conflict
Kampala Convention on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), African Union, Kampala, 23 October 2009 [signed by 17 states on that day, not yet in force - requires 15 ratifications]
UN Security Council Resolution 1882 (2009), 4 August 2009, concerning children in armed conflict.
Report of the Secretary-General of 26 March 2009 (S/2009/158), Children and Armed Conflict
ICRC document: Direct Participation in Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law
Expert meeting report on military occupation, ICRC, June 2012
UNHCR: Guidelines on the Applicable Criteria and Standards relating to the Detention of Asylum-Seekers and Alternatives to Detention, 2012
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