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10 facts about human rights during war

  • The main rule

The basic principle of modern international humanitarian law was set by Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his treatise "The Social Contract" in 1762. This principle is the following: the war is not a relationship between people, but a relationship between countries, and people become enemies by chance, not as human beings and not even as citizens, but as soldiers. And one can fight with soldiers only as long...