After completing this activity, the student will be familiar with the definition of an international armed conflict (IAC).
Watch the ICTY judge Fausto Pocar lecture on development of international humanitarian law and focus particularly on the definition of IAC. Then use it to apply general principles to a contemporary case.
There are different definitions of an international armed conflict. See, for instance: ICTY, The Prosecutor v. Dusko Tadic, Decision on the Defence Motion for Interlocutory Appeal on Jurisdiction, IT-94-1-A, 2 October 1995, para. 70; D. Schindler, The different Types of Armed Conflicts According to the Geneva Conventions and Protocols, RCADI, Vol. 163, 1979-II, p. 131; H.P. Gasser, International Humanitarian Law: an Introduction, in: Humanity for All: the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, H. Haug (ed.), Paul Haupt Publishers, Berne, 1993, p. 510-511).Take quiz