IRRC No. 241

A Brief Outline of International Humanitarian Law

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The term “humanitarian law” applies to those rules of international law which aim to protect persons suffering from the evils of armed conflicts as well as, by extension, objects not directly serving military purposes.There is therefore an essential difference between humanitarian law and “human rights”, for the latter do not apply only in time of armed conflict.

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