The civilian killing not justified by military necessity constitutes a war crime.
International law draws lines that do not in all ways match our sense of the most awful behavior.
Torture during armed conflict is specifically prohibited by international humanitarian law.
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Only basic protections are provided for civil war violations in the Geneva Conventions.
Civilians may not be taken hostage during times of war.
Conflicts between government and rebel forces can be governed by three sets of rules.