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Joint series: The role of the ICRC Commentaries in understanding international humanitarian law

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Joint series: The role of the ICRC Commentaries in understanding international humanitarian law

Taiz, Yemen. Two men on a motorcycle drive through an area where snipers are present, August 2015. (Photo by Wael Al Absi/ICRC)

In the second installment of episode 1 in this multi-blog series on the updated Commentaries, Professor Sean Murphy responds to Jean-Marie Henckaerts’ first post on “Locating the Commentaries in the international legal landscape.”

Sean D. Murphy, Professor of International Law at George Washington University and Member of the U.N. International Law Commission, considers the role of the ICRC Commentaries as a matter of treaty law, customary international law, and practical lawyering.

Read the full post on the Intercross Blog

 

Other posts in this series

See also

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Updated GCI Commentary – Online version

Print and e-book formats from Cambridge University Press

humanitarium-icon-cleanICRC President Peter Maurer’s keynote speech

Interview with head of project Jean-Marie Henckaerts

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J.-M. Henckaerts (2012). “Bringing the Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols into the twenty-first century“, International Review of the Red Cross, Vol. 94, No. 888. (.pdf)

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