The Existence of Distinction Principle in Preventing Victims of Armed Conflicts Based on the International Humanitarian Law
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Parties involved in armed conflict are forbidden to commit murder, torture, rape, and punishment outside the legal method. However, in various armed conflicts, many people, who are not involved in the conflict, became the victims, wounded, sick, killed, and lost their property. This circumstance is because the parties involved in the war did not apply the distinction principle, distinguishing the targets of violence against combatants and civilians. Therefore, it is interesting to study the existence of the distinction principle in an armed conflict. This article aims to explain the existence of the distinction principle in an armed conflict, and to discuss why this principle is often alienated in an armed conflict. Many armed conflicts today have put a lack of attention to the distinction principle to prevent casualties or minimize victims of the conflict, especially civilians. Actually, the commanders and soldiers of each party must hold the distinction principle clearly and firmly to avoid unnecessary victims, but in practice, this principle is often ignored. Besides, the related parties experienced difficulties in implementing the distinction principle because the community and combatants are mixed in armed conflict circumstances.
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TY - CONF AU - Adwani PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/13 TI - The Existence of Distinction Principle in Preventing Victims of Armed Conflicts Based on the International Humanitarian Law BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Law, Governance and Islamic Society (ICOLGIS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 11 EP - 14 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200306.172 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200306.172 ID - 2020 ER -