Guidance

Aide memoire on the law of armed conflict (JSP 381)

This document outlines the basic rules of the law of armed conflict

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Aide memoire on the law of armed conflict

Details

All personnel must be aware of the basic rules of the ‘law of armed conflict’ including practical application of the principles of:

  • military necessity
  • proportionality
  • distinction
  • humanity

These are laid out in JSP 381 aide memoire on the law of armed conflict.

More detailed information is provided in the manual itself JSP 383: UK manual of the law of armed conflict.

Published 23 September 2010