Responding to Lea Brilmayer & Geoffrey Chepiga, Ownership or Use? Civilian Property Interests in International Humanitarian Law, 49 Harv. Int’l L.J. 413 (2008)*
In their article “Ownership or Use? Civilian Property Interests in International Humanitarian Law,” Lea Brilmayer and Geoffrey Chepiga have attempted to identify a common purpose underlying the protection of civilian property under international humanitarian law (IHL). However, there is no such concept as “protected property” in IHL, and an approach to the protection of property and civilian goods has emerged from the application of the Geneva Conventions and other IHL instruments on a case-by-case basis.
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