Equality of belligerents

According to the principle of equality of belligerents, IHL applies equally to all parties to an armed conflict and imposes the same obligations on them.

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MEYROWITZ Henri, Le principe de l’égalité des belligérants devant le droit de la guerre, Paris, Pedone, 1970, 418 pp.
 
ROBERTS Adam, “The Equal Application of the Laws of War: A Principle under Pressure”, in IRRC, Vol. 90, No. 872, December 2008, pp. 931-962
 
SOMER Jonathan, “Jungle Justice: Passing Sentence on the Equality of Belligerents in Non-International Armed Conflict”, in IRRC, Vol. 89, No. 867, September 2007, pp. 655-690.