Combatants, not bandits: the status of rebels in Islamic law

@article{Tabassum2011CombatantsNB,
  title={Combatants, not bandits: the status of rebels in Islamic law},
  author={Sadia Tabassum},
  journal={International Review of the Red Cross},
  year={2011},
  volume={93},
  pages={121 - 139}
}
  • S. Tabassum
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Political Science
  • International Review of the Red Cross
Abstract 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… 
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