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Lawmaking under Pressure: International Humanitarian Law and Internal Armed Conflict

Giovanni Mantilla


This book analyzes the origins and development of the international humanitarian treaty rules that now exist to regulate internal armed conflict. Until well into the twentieth century, states allowed atrocious violence as an acceptable product of internal conflict. Why have states created international laws to control internal armed conflict? Why did states compromise their national security by accepting these international humanitarian constraints? Why did they create these rules at improbable moments, as European empires cracked, freedom fighters emerged, and fears of communist rebellion spr ... More

Keywords: international humanitarian treaties, internal armed conflict, internal conflict, global politics, 1949 Diplomatic Conference, Geneva Conventions, humanitarian laws, national sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752582
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752582.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giovanni Mantilla, author
Cambridge University