This part of the database contains the 161 rules of customary IHL identified in the 2005 study. While comprehensive, the study does not purport to be an exhaustive assessment of customary IHL.
This part of the database is available in
This part of the database contains the practice underlying the rules identified in 2005. It is updated on a regular basis. Materials for updates are collected by ICRC delegations, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other partners around the world.
They are incorporated into the database by a joint British Red Cross-ICRC research team based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.
International materials updated in August 2016 were incorporated by a research team at the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic, Laval University. This part of the database is only available in English.