This War Report provides detailed information on every armed conflict which took place during 2014, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they created.
In Part I the Report describes its criteria for the identification and classification of armed conflicts under international law, and the legal consequences that flow from this classification. It sets out a list of armed conflicts in 2014, categorising each as international, non-international, or a military occupation, with estimates of civilian and military casualties. In Part II, each of these conflicts are examined in more detail, with an overview of the belligerents, means and methods of
warfare, the applicable treaties and rules, and any prosecutions for, investigations into, or robust allegations of war crimes.
Part III of the Report provides detailed thematic analysis of key legal developments which arose in the context of these conflicts, allowing for a more in-depth reflection on cross-cutting questions and controversies. The Report gives a full and accessible overview of armed conflicts in 2014. It should be the first port of call for everyone working in the field.
Annyssa Bellal is a Research Associate at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and legal adviser at Geneva Call. Previously she worked as a legal advisor for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
PART I SUMMARY ; PART II ARMED CONFLICT PROFILES ; PART III THEMATIC CHAPTERS