IRRC No. 325

Is there a ‘droit d'ingérence’ in the sphere of information? The right to information from the standpoint of international humanitarian law

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International humanitarian law does not deal directly with the right to information, but it is useful to highlight some of the law's features in considering people's right to information in wartime.The right to indispensable itemsInternational law stipulates that civilians have a right to items indispensable to their survival. This entails an obligation for the parties to the conflict, both in enemy territory occupied by them and in their own territory, to allow international action to provide these items if they themselves are unable to do so.

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