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International Humanitarian Law

This is a guide to resources for CWRU (law) students research paper topics for their international humanitarian law seminar.

Getting Started

 
International humanitarian law is a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is also known as the law of war or the law of armed conflict. 
 
This is a guide to resources for CWRU (law) students research paper topics for their international humanitarian law seminar.

Please check the below sources for a quick beginning  research on international humanitarian law  

What Is International Humanitarian Law? (ICRC, 2 pages)

International Humanitarian Law (European Commission, 2 pages)

What is the difference between IHL and human rights law? (ICRC)

Hans-Peter Gasser, Humanitarian Law, International (CWRU law patrons; Dec. 2015, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law).

Law students may schedule a Personal Research Consultation ("PERC") with one of the librarians.