IRRC No. 891/892

Perspective on the applicability and application of international humanitarian law: the UN context

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The applicability of international humanitarian law (IHL) to United Nations (UN) forces has long generated discussion. When peacekeepers have become engaged in hostilities of such a nature as to trigger the application of IHL, questions have arisen as to whether they should be equally subject to the rules of IHL. Keywords: United Nations peacekeeping operations, applicability of international humanitarian law, 1994 Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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