IRRC No. 874

The war dead and their gravesites

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This article provides an overview of the various IHL obligations in respect of persons who have lost their lives in armed conflicts, as well as their gravesites. It investigates the peacetime applicability of these provisions, and examines why present-day IHL should be applied to questions concerning the war dead and their graves, regardless of when death occurred.

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