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Comments on Protocol I

  • Yoram Dinstein

Protocol I additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 is a product of the mid-1970s. It reflects the then-prevailing Zeitgeist: the confrontational mentality of the Cold War; the defiance of the West by a suddenly assertive and temporarily united “Third World”; the tendencies on the part of an entrenched majority in international organizations and forums to show no tolerance for the dissenting voices of a large and influential minority; and the cynical sacrifice of good sense (and good law) on the altar of political expediency.

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1 Dinstein, Y., “The new Geneva Protocols: A step forward or backward?”, Year Book of World Affairs, Vol. 33, 1979, pp. 269272.

2 Dinstein, Y., “Siege warfare and the starvation of civilians”, in Delissen, A. J. M. and Tanja, G. J. (eds), Humanitarian law of armed conflict: Challenges ahead. Essays in honour of Frits Kalshoven, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London, 1991, pp. 148152.

3 Dinstein, Y., “Comments”, American University Law Review, Vol. 31, 1982, pp. 849853.

4 Dinstein, Y., “Another step in codifying the laws of war”, Year Book of World Affairs, Vol. 28, 1974, pp. 280282.

5 International Legal Materials, Vol. 33, 1994, p. 1309.

6 See Preamble, ibid., p. 1311.

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International Review of the Red Cross (1961 - 1997)
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  • EISSN: 2059-9218
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