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Expert Opinion on the Meaning and Scope of Feasible Precautions under International Humanitarian Law and Related Assessment of the Conduct of the Parties to the Gaza Conflict in the Context of the Operation “Protective Edge”


This Expert Opinion was requested by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Diakonia in the context of the 2014 armed conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed groups that mostly took place in the Gaza Strip, with some military activities occurring outside, i.e. in relation to the tunnels and other infiltrations into Israel. It aims at providing a legal opinion on the content, interpretation and scope of precautionary obligations under the current state of international humanitarian law (IHL). Additionally, it will provide a preliminary assessment of the extent to which the Parties to the conflict complied with those obligations with regard to selected cases and practices.

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