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The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law

Sharon Weill


International law is routinely applied in domestic courts. This can result in situations where the courts are being asked to rule on politically sensitive issues, especially issues which involve humanitarian actions. Domestic courts do not show a uniformity of approach in addressing cases concerning international humanitarian law, and can often be seen to differ markedly in their response. The book argues that different national courts demonstrate different functional roles in different countries. These can be situated on a scale from apology to utopia, which can be set out as follows: firstly ... More

Keywords: domestic courts, humanitarian actions, field work, Israeli military courts, Occupied Palestine Territories, apologist role, avoiding role

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685424
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Weill, author
Researcher and Lecturer, Univ ersity of Geneva / The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (CERAH) and Sciences Po (Paris)