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Lawmaking by Nonstate Actors: Engaging Armed Groups in the Creation of International Humanitarian Law

@article{Roberts2011LawmakingBN,
  title={Lawmaking by Nonstate Actors: Engaging Armed Groups in the Creation of International Humanitarian Law},
  author={Anthea Roberts and S. Sivakumaran},
  journal={Conflict Studies eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
International law is no longer conceived of as regulating the rights and obligations of states alone, yet any suggestion that nonstate actors could or should play a role in the creation of international law remains highly controversial. States jealously guard their lawmaking powers as a key attribute of statehood, making them generally resistant to the idea of sharing such powers with any nonstate actors. States are particularly hostile to the possibility of granting nonstate armed groups a… Expand
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