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Research Project C8 - Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law

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Jan 01, 2010 — Dec 31, 2017

Research Project C8 investigates the legitimacy of norms and law-making processes in international humanitarian law. Focusing on the conflicts in the African Great Lakes region, the project explores whether the norms of international humanitarian law are both sufficiently flexible and legitimate to govern the conduct of the relevant actors in the region, namely state and non-state actors as well as international forces. The project aims to combine the findings of the current research phase with the previous one on compliance, in order to propose new norms and enforcement mechanisms for international humanitarian law, which better respond to the context of areas of limited statehood.


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