The court’s lack of protection for witnesses and victims and overall lack of due process rights are among some of its numerous criticisms.
International law draws lines that do not in all ways match our sense of the most awful behavior.
The United Nations as an intergovernmental institution is not a party to the conventions.
Ultimate responsibility for IHL training remains with political authorities and military leaders.
Torture during armed conflict is specifically prohibited by international humanitarian law.
Besieging forces are not allowed to target civilians or starve them “as a method of warfare.”
Parties to conflict may not use civilians to shield military objectives or military operations from attack.
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