RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 185026945 LA English UL http://site.ebrary.com/id/10161198 T1 International humanitarian law facing new challenges symposium in honour of Knut Ipsen A1 Ipsen, Knut., Heintschel von Heinegg, Wolff., Epping, Volker., PB Springer PP Berlin; New York YR 2007 SN 9783540490906 3540490906 3540490892 9783540490890 1280805315 9781280805318 AB Recent armed conflicts, whether international or non-international in character, are in many respects characterized by a variety of asymmetries. These asymmetries may be overstressed, sometime even abused, and ultimately virtually meaningless. Still, either as such or in conjunction with other developments, they seem to challenge the law of armed conflicts or: international humanitarian law. These challenges may very well compromise the very function of that body of law, which is to mitigate as far as possible the calamities of war. Thus, the law of armed conflict may be deprived of its fundam.