Joint Series - Direct participation in hostilities: what are the issues and where are the controversies?

Joint Series - Direct participation in hostilities: what are the issues and where are the controversies?

Throughout the month of September, Intercross, along with two other blogs - Lawfare and EJIL:Talk! -  is running a series of articles following up on this summer’s 3nd annual Tansatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict, which took place in Oxford in July.  This edition discusses Direct participation in hostilities (DPH),  a central concept of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).  It makes the difference between conduct that amounts to a war crime – deliberately targeting a civilian – and conduct which is perfectly lawful – deliberately targeting a civilian while s/he directly participates in hostilities.

 

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