Classification of armed conflicts in international law: definitions and reality

Classification of armed conflicts in international law: definitions and reality
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2018. no 1(54) Special Issue: Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts. Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova, . P. 44-53


DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-44-53

Tuzmukhamedov, Bakhtiyar
Russian Association of International Law, 
10 Znamenka Street, Moscow, 119019, Russia 



Abstract

The article analyzes typology and substance of modern conflicts from the point of international law. It traces the evolution of armed conflict classification in international law and in Russia’s national legislation. It concludes that formal recognition in international law of two categories of conflict – international and non-international – is confronted in practice with the erosion of boundaries between the two, which complicates their definitive classification. 


Keywords

international law, war, international armed conflict, non-international armed conflict, armed violence, international missions 


For citation:

Tuzmukhamedov B. Classification of armed conflicts in international law: definitions and reality. Pathways to Peace and Security, 2018, no 1(54) Special Issue: Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts. Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova, , pp. 44-53. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-44-53