Combatants, Not Bandits: The Status of Rebels in Islamic Law

  title={Combatants, Not Bandits: The Status of Rebels in Islamic Law},
  author={S. Tabassum},
  journal={International Review of the Red Cross},
  • S. Tabassum
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • International Review of the Red Cross
  • The Islamic law on rebellion offers a comprehensive code for regulating the conduct of hostilities in non-international armed conflicts and thus it can be used as a model for improving the contemporary international legal regime. It not only provides an objective criterion for ascertaining existence of armed conflict but also recognizes the combatant status for rebels and the necessary corollaries of their de facto authority in the territory under their control. Thus it helps reduce the… CONTINUE READING
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