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Title: IHL and war on terrorism: the case of Al-Shabbaab
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Mizanie Abate
Alamrew, Tewodros
Keywords: Terrorism and Al-shabbaab,Al-shabbaab,Terrorism
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Currently armed conflicts are becoming more complex and difficult to regulate. Technological developments sophisticated the means of warfare with immense destructive capacity of military weapons which pose a challenge on the purpose of international humanitarian law to ensure compliance on the protection of civilians and regulate means and methods of warfare. The sophistication of military powers particularly state military powers makes international armed conflict a rare business of states. On the contrary there is a high increment of non-international armed conflict. Political, ethnic, national or religious grievances and the struggle for access to critical resources remained as the source of many ongoing cycles of armed conflict, and have sparked recent outbreaks of hostilities. However, great military power of states makes fruitless the efforts of non-state parties to achieve their objective on the traditional means and methods of armed conflict. Because of this impasse a number of non-state armed group use all sorts of means and methods of warfare to the extent to compromise the basic principles of IHL. Moreover, in contemporary armed conflict it is possible to easily identify a large share of the armed conflict is NIAC. These situations corroborated with insufficient regulation of IHL over NIAC increase the suffering of civilian and make them vulnerable to military attacks.
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