Non-international armed conflicts



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  • Are included "armed conflicts in which peoples are fighting against colonial domination and alien occupation and against racist regimes in the exercise of their right of self-determination" (Geneva Conventions, Protocol I) and "which take place in the territory of a High Contracting Party between its armed forces and dissident armed forces or other organized armed groups which, under responsible command, exercise such control over a part of its territory as to enable them to carry out sustained and concerted military operations" (i.e. non-international armed conflicts, see Geneva Conventions Protocol II); are not included "situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots, insolated and sporadic acts of violence and other acts of a similar nature" (Geneva Conventions Protocol II)

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Non-international armed conflicts

Non-international armed conflicts

Equivalent terms

Non-international armed conflicts

  • UF Internal armed conflicts
  • UF Conflicts
  • UF Conflits armés internes

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