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International Humanitarian Law by Mind Map: International Humanitarian Law
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International Humanitarian Law


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1. Introduction to IHL

1.1 Introduction

1.2 What is International Humanitarian Law?

1.3 Law and armed conflicts

1.4 History of International Humanitarian Law

1.5 Jus ad bellum VS Jus in bello

1.6 International Human Rights VS International Humanitarian Law

1.7 Wrap-up interview

2. Sources and subjects

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Treaties as the main IHL source

2.3 Custom as a supplementary source of IHL

2.4 Is there a hierarchy between these sources?

2.5 States as the primary subjects of IHL

2.6 International Organizations

2.7 Armed Groups

2.8 Wrap-up interview

3. Scope of application

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Material scope of application

3.3 International armed conflicts

3.4 Non-international armed conflicts

3.5 Controversial armed conflicts

3.6 Occupation

3.7 Temporal scope

3.8 Geographic scope

3.9 Wrap-up interview

Technical and administrative questions

4. The Geneva Law

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The protection of prisoners of war

4.3 The protection of civilians

4.4 The protection of the wounded and sick

4.5 The protection of individuals in occupied territories

4.6 The protection of individuals in non-international armed conflicts

4.7 Wrap-up interview

5. The Hague Law

5.1 Introduction

5.2 The prohibition against attacks on civilians and civilian objects

5.3 Civilians

5.4 Civilian Objects

5.5 The precautionary principle

5.6 Means and methods of warfare

5.7 Specific methods of warfare

5.8 Wrap-up interview

6. Implementation and enforcement of IHL - Part I

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Non-judicial mechanisms provided by IHL

6.3 The ICRC

6.4 General non-judicial mechanisms

6.5 State Responsibility

6.6 Attribution of conducts to states

6.7 Circumstances precluding wrongfulness

6.8 Legal consequences

6.9 Wrap-up interview

7. Implementation and enforcement of IHL - Part II

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Ad hoc and hybrid tribunals

7.3 The International Criminal Court

7.4 Challenges and the way forwards

7.5 War crimes

7.6 Wrap-up interview