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PRINCIPLES REGULATING THE CONDUCT OF HOSTILITIES UNDER ISLAMIC LAW COMPARED TO THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAWS OF THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS (Published)

Modern armed conflicts are employed in a wide array of operations that range from peacetime to outright international armed conflict, and thence the necessity to regulate armed conflicts especially in the conduct of hostilities. Islamic Law has a complete system of law has corresponding rules regulating the conduct of hostilities and imbibe therein is the elementary considerations of humanity. This paper examines the principles regulating the conduct of hostilities under Islamic Law compared to the International humanitarian laws of the Geneva Conventions and concludes that the fundamental rules and principles of international humanitarian law relating to restriction on the means and methods of warfare, principle of proportionality, use of force, inviolability of civilian and non – combatant population and property as well as protection of the wounded, sick, ameliorate and captured combatants and or prisoners of war show striking similarities with that of the Geneva Conventions

Keywords: Geneva Conventions, Hostilities, International Humanitarian Laws, Islamic Law