Peacetime Application of Some IHL Provisions in Time of Peace


It is generally known that norms of international humanitarian law are applicable for the protection of selected groups during interstate or domestic conflicts, but this paper is devoted to the chronological scope of application of the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols even in time of peace. The author demonstrates that the Article 3 of the Additional Protocol I implies the peacetime applicability of certain provisions of the Conventions and Additional Protocols. Examples of such provisions of the Additional Protocol I are also brought in this article. Among others, he extents the notion of humanitarian law in peace, which is very often limited only to preparation of personnel and schooling.

RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D., born in 1969. He is graduate of the Palacký University in Olomouc, where is still a member of academic community. He currently acts as the President of the Czech Red Cross. His activities in the field of international humanitarian law are associated primarily with the Czech Red Cross. He is a participant of the regular seminars organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross aimed at MHP and its spread. He was a participant of the international conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 2003, 2006 and 2007. He is a member of the Working Group on international humanitarian law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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