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Organizing Rebellion – Non-State Armed Groups under International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, and International Criminal Law | Oxford Scholarship Online
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Organizing Rebellion: Non-State Armed Groups under International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, and International Criminal Law

Tilman Rodenhäuser

Abstract

This book identifies the degree of organization required from non-state armed groups (i) to become party to an armed conflict and thereby bound by applicable international humanitarian law; (ii) to have possible human rights obligations; and (iii) to create a context in which international crimes can be committed. Part I identifies three principal criteria that any party to a non-international armed conflict—including decentrally organized armed groups, transnational groups, or cyber groups—must meet: it must be a collective entity with sufficient capabilities to engage in hostilities and the ... More

Keywords: non-state armed group, organized armed group, non-international armed conflict, party to an armed conflict, degree of organization, organization criterion, human rights obligations, crimes against humanity, genocide, transnational armed group

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198821946
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198821946.001.0001

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Tilman Rodenhäuser, author
Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross

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