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International Law: Specialized Sources: Humanitarian law/Law of war

This guide lists essential sources for specialized areas of international law.

International conventions, travaux préparatoires, commentaries, national laws & cases

Customary International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States' Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations, The White House: Search for reports in Proquest Congressional and in the Compilation of Presidential Documents, HeinOnline U.S. Presidential Library.

Selected books, manuals, research guides, and other sources

U.S. law, manuals, courts-martial, & military justice

For the broadest research, it is suggested that you repeat you searches in all three databases listed below, Westlaw, Lexis+, and LLMC Digital.