Asymmetrical war and the notion of armed conflict – a tentative conceptualization

@inproceedings{Paulus2009AsymmetricalWA,
  title={Asymmetrical war and the notion of armed conflict – a tentative conceptualization},
  author={Andreas L. Paulus and Mindia Vashakmadze},
  year={2009}
}
States across the globe are increasingly involved in violent conflicts with non-state groups both within and across borders. This new situation challenges the classic distinction in international humanitarian law between international and noninternational armed conflicts. However, the changing face of warfare does not diminish the importance of IHL. The essence of this body of law – to protect civilians and persons hors de combat and to lessen unnecessary harm during armed conflict – remains… CONTINUE READING