Key legal resources and web links
International humanitarian law
- The ICRC ‘s Treaty Database (1865–current)
- Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949
- Additional Protocols of 8 June 1977: Protocol I, Protocol II
- ICRC (2012). Summary of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols: In Brief. Geneva: ICRC
- ICRC Commentary on the Geneva Conventions, Volumes I-IV (1952-1959)
- ICRC Commentary on the Additional Protocols
- ICRC Factsheet on the Additional Protocols
- ICRC (2005b). Customary international humanitarian law, Cambridge University Press
- Pictet, J. (1979). The fundamental principles of the Red Cross: commentary. Geneva: Henry Dunant Institute.
- Pictet, J. (1958). The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949: commentary. Geneva: International Committee of the Red Cross, 1952-1960.
International human rights law
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) of 1966
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) of 1966
- Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 1979
- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 1984
- Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989
Refugees and internally displaced persons
- The Refugee Convention of 1951
- Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement of 1998
- The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa
- The Great Lakes Protocol on the Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons
International criminal law
- Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court of 1998
- Prosecutor v. Tadic, Case No. IT-94-1-T, Decision on Defense Motion for Interlocutory Appeal on Jurisdiction, 2 October 1995
- Advanced training program on humanitarian action (ATHA): The role of international law in humanitarian assistance – module
Henckaerts, J.M. (2005) Study on customary international humanitarian law: A contribution to the understanding and respect for the rule of law in armed conflict. International Review of the Red Cross, 87(857), 175-212.
Iguyovwe, R. (2008). The inter-play between international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 34, 749-789.
Fisher, D. (2007). Domestic regulation of international humanitarian relief in disasters and armed conflict: a comparative analysis. International Review of the Red Cross, 89(866), 345-372.
Jaquemet, S. (2001). The cross-fertilization of international humanitarian law and international refugee law. International Review of the Red Cross, 83(843), 651-674.
Mackintosh, K. (2000). The principles of humanitarian action in international humanitarian law. London: Overseas Development Institute.
Alvarez-Jiménez, A. (2011). Methods for the identification of customary international law in the International Court of Justice’s jurisprudence: 2000-2009. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 60, 681-712.
Barrow, A. (2010). UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820: constructing gender in armed conflict and international humanitarian law. International Review of the Red Cross, 92(877), 221-234.
Beauchamp, S. (2008). Defining the humanitarian space through public international law. Canadian Red Cross and Liu Institute for Global Issues.
Bothe, M. (2008). The law of neutrality. In D. Fleck (Ed.), The handbook of international humanitarian law (2nd ed.) (pp. 571-604). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Campanelli, D. (2008). The law of military occupation put to the test of human rights law. International Review of the Red Cross, 90(871), 653-668.
Concannon, B. and Lindstrom, B. (2011). Cheaper, better, longer-lasting: a rights-based approach to disaster response in Haiti. Emory International Law Review, 25, 1145-1192.
Darcy, J. (1997). Human rights and international legal standards : what do relief workers need to know? London: Overseas Development Institute.
de Beco, G. (2008). War crimes in international versus non-international armed conflicts: ‘New wine in old wineskins’?. International Criminal Law Review, 8(1-2), 319-329.
Droege, C. (2008). Elective affinities? Human rights and humanitarian law. International Review of the Red Cross, 90(871), 501-548.
Durham, H. and O’Byrne, K. (2010). The dialogue of difference: gender perspectives on international humanitarian law. International Review of the Red Cross, 92(877), 31-52.
Durham, H. (2008). The laws of war and traditional cultures: a case study of the Pacific region. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 34, 833-841.
Greenwood, C. (2008). Scope of application of humanitarian law. In D. Fleck (Ed.), The handbook of international humanitarian law (2nd ed.) (pp. 45-78). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Pejic, J. (2011). The protective scope of Common Article 3: more than meets the eye. International Review of the Red Cross, 93(881), 189-225.
Pictet, J. (1975). Humanitarian law and the protection of war victims. Leyden/Geneva: Sijthoff/Henry Dunant Institute.
Prost, M. and Clark, P. K. (2006). Unity, diversity and the fragmentation of international law: How much does the multiplication of international organizations really matter? Chinese Journal of International Law, 5, 341-360.
Spieker, H. (2011). The right to give and receive humanitarian assistance. In H.-J. Heintze and A. Zwitter (Eds.), International law and humanitarian assistance (pp. 7-31). Heidelberg: Springer.
Vité, S. (2009). Typology of armed conflicts in international humanitarian law: legal concepts and actual situations. International Review of the Red Cross, 91(873), 69-94.
Yihdego, Z. (2009). Darfur and humanitarian law: the protection of civilians and civilian objects. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 14, 37-69.