How does law protect in war? is the ICRC’s core publication on teaching international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides academics, researchers and students with a wealth of resources, cases and references. The ‘Online Casebook’ now has a new website with a user-friendly design and structure, and is now mobile- and tablet-friendly. Here’s what you need to know about this 2.0 version.
What is this new platform about?
What has been improved in this “2.0 version”?
- a table of content moves along when the user scrolls down the content of the page and allows rapid access to various parts of displayed content;
- a thread on top of pages makes navigation throughout each section smoother;
- relevant themes addressed in case studies and documents are tagged on the side of the page, for easy thematic navigation;
- a scrolling menu on top of each page gives instant access to ICRC IHL reference databases: Customary IHL; Treaties, State Parties and Commentaries; National Implementation of IHL;
- the platform is responsive: display is adapted for tablets and smartphones alike;
- a print-friendly button allows users to display each page in PDF and print it accordingly (see Disclaimer and Copyright for possible use of materials);
- the original How does law protect in war? Casebook can be downloaded for free in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian through a scrolling menu on top of each page. (Please note that the content is not necessarily the same between the different language versions and compared to the online platform.);
- a number of technical issues have been corrected and improved.
To which users is it addressed?
What are the respective roles of the three authors and the ICRC on this platform?