Chapter 2: The distinction between international and non-international armed conflicts
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Chapter 2 discusses the normative distinction between international and non-international armed conflicts (NIAC). It analyses in depth different aspects of conflict classification such as the threshold of applicability of international armed conflict (IAC) and NIAC. It shows that NIAC and IAC are distinct in three aspects: (i) different actors; (ii) different threshold of applicability; (iii) different applicable norms.

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