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Legal protection of civilians in time of armed conflicts: the issue of enforcement

Ishan Jan, Mohammad Naqib and Ahmad, Muhamad Hassan (2020) Legal protection of civilians in time of armed conflicts: the issue of enforcement. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 16 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 0973-2918

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Abstract

Albeit the international humanitarian law (IHL) set principles and rules for the protection of civilians and civilian objects such as the rules of ‘distinction’, ‘humanity’ and ‘proportionality’ in time of armed conflicts; it is undeniable fact that civilians have always been the major victims of all kinds of wars across the world. Accordingly, this paper investigates why civilians - including men, women and children - persistently constitute the bulk of the victims in such conflicts despite the fact that there are adequate and universal legal norms for the protection of civilians in time of armed conflicts. Besides, it also briefly explores the compatibility of the contemporary rules of IHL with relevant rules of Shari`ah. Finally, authors propose some recommendations to end the culture of impunity and advance the culture of protecting civilians in time of armed conflicts.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8116/86391
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Armed conflicts, Protection of civilians
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Muhamad Hassan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 16:31
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 10:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86391

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