We have explored specific content areas of international law and associated governance organizations: armed conflict, arms control, humanitarian law, human rights law, and environmental law. Select one of these content areas of international law. Using ample and appropriate course materials (readings, discussions, and your research for the debate and ICJ simulation) examine the selected area of international law focusing on two of the following aspects of international law.
1.Current status or degree of development
3.Legal – political interplay
4.Role of State, Court/Tribunal, IGO, & NGO actors
Your completed exam should be approximately 2 pages in length, double spaced, and with proper citations (in-text is fine) for all materials used.
Explanation & Answer
Running head: INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
International Humanitarian Law
INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
The Development of International Humanitarian Law
The international court of justice is responsible for interpreting the contemporary
international humanitarian law which encompasses: customary norms, conventional rules as
well as jus cogens. The international humanitarian law is an applicable legal framework that
is applied in armed conflict as well as occupation situations. It is constituted by international
norms. Fundamental values that are expressed in the international humanitarian law regarding
the international community are contributed by the international court of justice. The
normative process has led to the development of contemporary humanitarian law. The
movements towards the codification of customs and laws of ...