WAR UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
War Under International Law
Law of war is the part of international law which deals with the commencement, demeanor, and termination of warfare. Its aim is to limit the suffering caused to combatants and, more particularly, to those who may be described as the victims of war—that is noncombatant civilians and those no longer able to take part in hostilities. Thus, the wounded, the sick, the shipwrecked, and prisoners of war also require protection by law. One of the primary cause of the evolution of mankind is considered to be war. There have usually been normal practices in warfare, however only within the last 150 years have States made worldwide rules to restrict the consequences of the armed battle for humanitarian reasons. There was no proper rules and regulation for the conduct of warfare.