Many Rwandans believe that UN peacekeepers had an obligation to help them.
States are under an obligation not to recruit child soldiers under the age of 15.
All four Geneva Conventions of 1949 prohibit reprisals against the persons and objects they are designed to protect.
To be a reprisal, it must be undertaken for the purpose of forcing or inducing enemy forces to cease their own violation of IHL.
The wounded, sick, and shipwrecked, as well as prisoners of war and civilians are protected by law.
During an armed conflict, only “combatants” are permitted to “take a direct part in hostilities.”