Detention Operations in Contemporary Conflicts: Four Challenges for The Geneva Conventions and Other Existing Law

  title={Detention Operations in Contemporary Conflicts: Four Challenges for The Geneva Conventions and Other Existing Law},
  author={John B. Bellinger and Vijay M. Padmanabhan},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={201 - 243}
In September 2010, President Jakob Kellenberger of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) summarized the conclusions of a two-year, internal ICRC study of changes that have occurred in the nature of armed conflict since the signing of the Geneva Conventions in 1949, and he also suggested how international humanitarian law (IHL) should respond to those changes. In a previous address marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Kellenberger had observed that in the… 

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