How to Apply the Law of Armed Conflict
- Is there an armed conflict?
- Yes = LOAC applies
- No = LOAC does not apply, domestic or other International Law governs
- What type of conflict is it?
- IAC – [Conflict between States + the Intervention of Armed Forces]
- NIAC – [Armed conflict not of an International Nature]
- Which tenets of the Law apply?
- IAC – All Geneva + Customary IL
- NIAC – LOAC main principles (Customary IL) + the humane treatment requirement + care for sick and wounded