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Unformatted text preview: ules of military honor. 1.b. Internal or non‐international Armed Conflict Q: What law applies to internal disturbances and other situations of internal violence? A: These are governed by the provisions of human rights law and such measures of domestic legislation as may be invoked. IHL does not apply to situations of violence not amounting in intensity to an armed conflict. Q: When does IHL apply in terms of non‐
international armed conflicts? POLITICAL LAW TEAM: ADVISER: ATTY. EDWIN REY SANDOVAL; SUBJECT HEAD: RACHEL MARIE L. FELICES; ASST. SUBJECT HEADS: WIVINO E. BRACERO II & HERAZEUS CHRISTINE Y. UY; MEMBERS: LAWRENCE PAULO H. AQUINO, LEANDRO RODEL V. ATIENZA, MARINETH EASTER AN D. AYOS, CARLO R. BALA, WILFREDO T. BONILLA, JR., KEEL ACHERNAR R. DINOY, APRIL V. ENRILE, KENNETH JAMES CARLO C. HIZON, JOSE MARIA G. MENDOZA, ROGER CHRISTOPHER R. REYES, ROMILINDA C. SIBAL, JASMIN M. SISON, ZARAH PATRICIA T. SUAREZ, RALPH JULIOUS L. VILLAMOR. PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW A: Humanitarian law is intended for the armed forces, whether regular or not, taking part in the conflict, and protects every individual or category of individuals not or no longer actively involved in the hostilities. E.g.: wounded or sick fighters; people deprived of their freedom as a result of the conflict; civilian population; medical and religious personnel. Each Party to a conflict shall be bound to apply to the following provisions: 1. Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, color, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria. To these end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and any place whatsoever with respect to the abovementioned persons: a. 2. Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture b. Taking of hostages c. Outrages against personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment d. The passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guar...
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