Achieving a Universal Combatant Status

Emily Crawford

in The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199578962
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722608 | DOI:
Achieving a Universal Combatant Status

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This chapter explores the policy reasons supporting the adoption of a unified regulatory approach to armed conflict, examining the potential benefits and reasons behind a harmonised approach to all participants in all armed conflicts. The chapter theorises a possible model for harmonisation of the law, examining what categories of persons this law would regulate, and which participants would not be covered by a unified law, remaining subject to other domestic and international laws.

Keywords: direct participation; hostilities; harmonisation; armed conflict

Chapter.  7702 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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