IRRC No. 265
Thoughts on the relationship between International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law, their promotion and dissemination
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From the beginning of the 20th century up to the present, international law has been marked by a profound evolution: it has been progressively humanized. Those responsible for drafting international law have clearly understood that it could no longer disregard the fate of human beings and leave to States and their internal laws the protection of fundamental human rights, both in peacetime and during armed conflicts.