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Wars of LawUnintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict$
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Tanisha M. Fazal

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501719813

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501719813.001.0001

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Secessionism and Civilian Targeting

Secessionism and Civilian Targeting

(p.192) 7 Secessionism and Civilian Targeting
Wars of Law

Tanisha M. Fazal

Cornell University Press

This chapter investigates the relationship between the political aims of rebel groups and their treatment of civilian populations. The main argument of the chapter is that secessionist rebel groups are especially unlikely to target civilians for military and political reasons. Quantitative and quantitative analysis supports this hypothesis, with the exception that secessionists do engage in ethnic cleansing, particularly when their own ethnic dominance in the territory they claim is not secure.

Keywords:   Secessionism, Civilian targeting, Civil Wars, Laws of war

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