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Legalization of Civil Wars: The Legal Institutionalization of Non-International Armed Conflicts

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Author(s): Kenneth Øhlenschlæger Buhl

Journal: Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe
ISSN 1617-5247

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: civil wars | international humanitarian law

ABSTRACT
This article is concerned with the legal challenges of regulating civil wars in international humanitarian law. Civil war is not a term used in international law; it falls however, withing the context of the legal term 'armed conflicts not of an international character', although the shorter 'non-international armed conflict' is used here.
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