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Global: Publication

Protection of Civilian Infrastructure in Armed Conflict 

8 December 2023

In the face of escalating hostilities across diverse regions, the targeting of civilian infrastructure has emerged as a grave concern. Posing immediate and enduring threats to civilian populations, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) serves as the guiding framework, intricately defining the responsibilities of parties engaged in armed conflicts.

This legal paper, produced by the Syria Regional Desk is structured in a question-and-answer format, constitutes a substantive contribution, reminding States, non-state armed groups, and Occupying Powers of their legal obligations.

For inquiries about this paper, contact us via our email Syria-IHL@diakonia.se.