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Follow-up on the organisational requirement: ICRC statements and conflict qualification

In response to my post earlier today on the organisational requirement applied to the Free Syrian Army, Barrie Sander asked two very relevant questions: (1) Did the ICRC ever release a formal press statement concerning the characterisation of the Syrian conflict as a non-international armed conflict? I’ve been trying to locate one, without much success. …

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The organisational requirement for the threshold of non-international armed conflict applied to the Syrian opposition

In my first contribution to this blog, I will follow up on Katharine’s post below on religion as a source of rules in the Syrian conflict. She discussed an interesting news article in the Guardian that tells how many young fighters in Syria have been motivated to join brigades associated with Al-Qaida due to the disorganisation …

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