international humanitarian law

When Does the Use of Force Against a Non-State Armed Group trigger an International Armed Conflict and Why does this Matter?

Cross-posted from EJIL:Talk!   Over at Just Security (see for example here, here and here) and also at Opinio Juris (see hereand here) there has been a very interesting discussion on whether aspects of the conflict in Syria should be regarded as international armed conflicts (IACs) rather than simply non-international armed conflicts (NIACs). These discussions have followed on from the release of […]