The International Review of the Red Cross, June 2003, Vol. 85 No 850, 313 (peer reviewed).
This article argues for the abolition of the distinction between international and non-international armed conflict in the laws of armed conflict, by highlighting the current dichotomy’s failure to cope with conflicts that contain both elements, namely, internationalized armed conflicts. The article was cited within the International Criminal Court’s first judgment, was listed as one of four documents of interest on the ICRC’s main international humanitarian law webpage, and is translated into Arabic, Spanish and Russian.
- For a reiteration of these arguments in light of contemporary events in Syria, see How Would War Crimes Prosecutors Classify the Syrian Conflict(s)?