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Legal-Policy Considerations and Conflict Characterisation at the Threshold Between Law Enforcement and Non-International Armed Conflict

McLaughlin, Robert


When characterising a conflict situation as an international armed conflict, states and other analysts traditionally consider the facts on the ground'. When determining whether a situation is one of civil disturbance and riot, or has risen to the level of a non-international armed conflict ('NIAC'), there is much greater latitudefor legal-policy considerations to influence, and indeed direct, the characterisation decision. This article explores three aspects of legal-policy concern for states...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Melbourne Journal of International Law
Access Rights: Open Access


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