Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War vol. II - The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law, 30-31 March 2017
The applicability of international humanitarian law (IHL) has been a contested issue for decades. However, generally accepted legal solutions have not been found. Recent events, such as the series of terror attacks affecting a number of countries or the increasing prominence of hybrid conflicts create further challenges for determining the scope of armed conflict. Against this background, the workshop will espouse a holistic perspective, tackling applicability in terms of its scope ratione materiae, personae, and temporis. The workshop will also address new forms of conflict such as hybrid war and deal with the applicable legal regimes (IHL & human rights), with their overlap and possible conflicts.