The role of non-State actors in enforcing humanitarian international law

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Some States’ illusion of power and others’ weak or non-existent power have led to the former rejecting the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the latter’s unavailability to enforce and make others apply enforce law. Non-State actors’ multiplication and rise in power has underlined their importance in all phases of humanitarian law enforcement, be they humanitarian or military, academic or artistic, literary or mediatic, medical, tribal, economic or religious non-State actors.