The Use of Military Forces within the Framework of International Humanitarian Law as a Legitimate Tool in Confrontation with Armed Non-State Actors

Military forces in Latin America are being called upon by governments and society to contribute to the fight against non-state armed actors such as criminal gangs, drug traffickers and terrorists. In order to accomplish this task, there is the possibility of actions within the framework of human rights and international humanitarian law. If the armed groups faced by governments meet certain objective characteristics and there is political will, the application of international humanitarian law is viable, as Colombia has demonstrated; the norm is legitimate and facilitates the neutralization and dismantling of the threat.

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Categories: SDSR
Author: Juan Carlos Gómez Ramírez

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