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"For the Red Cross, there is no just war and unjust war, there are only victims who need help? Jean Pichet, 1979. With this Jean Pichet really sums up the motto of the Red Cross. States that have laws for war and humanitarian laws do not attempt to solve or judge the reasons for the conflict, these States only regulate them.

The dictionary of International Public Law of 2001 defines the law of war as "all rules of international law relating to relationships between belligerents and neutrals that results in a state of war.? Traditional international law was divided into the laws of peace and laws of war. The laws of war govern the relations between the parties of the conflict that they are a part of.

Jean Pictet defines Humanitarian law as "a branch of public international law inspired by the sense of humanity and is emphasizes on the protection of the human person". This definition is incomplete, humanitarian law is focused on the protection of the human person but you have to add that it only applies in the time when there is an armed conflict.

We observe that both rights have a common goal in this definition i.e. regulate armed conflicts in order to help people in these conflicts.
The laws of war are a code of conduct for States who are participating in a war and also for the neutral states. The humanitarian law is more focused on the individual, the human and the humanity.

Since the 19th century, the international community has felt the need to regulate armed conflicts. The codification of the laws of war and the humanitarian law was then developed to achieve a substantial body of rules that serve as a code of conduct for States who participate in armed conflict. After the Second World War, the international community decided to change the two concepts so that they can be adapted to new situations and new technologies.

Tags - Laws of war, Humanitarian Laws, International Public Law

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