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Does civilians' defence of their cities absolve advancing soldiers of war crimes?

Civilians taking active part in hostilities are legitimate targets This is enshrined in Rule 6 of customary International Humanitarian Law. Rule 6. Civilians are protected against attack, unless and ...
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Does civilians' defence of their cities absolve advancing soldiers of war crimes?

Not exactly. Civilians fighting in accordance with the laws of war (wearing distinctive insigniga, bearing arms openly, etc.) would become combatants. The rule was written exactly for a situation like ...
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Can Francois Hollande end up before The Hague for war crimes?

Yes, one theory. Probably no, in practice Taking it as a given that the actions are war crimes and therefore engage the ICC’s subject matter jurisdiction, the people concerned are French and France is ...
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