International Law and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century | Vivekananda International Foundation
International Law and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century
Varun Nambiar, Research Intern, VIF

... violence that often accompanies war or armed conflict has caused unquantifiable suffering to millions .... timeline of human history makes it amply evident that it would be a folly to consider warfare as an exception to human behaviour ... law is one of the instrumentalities of social control, war too, like most other social behaviour and activity, ought to be governed and regulated by legal controls ...
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[1] E. Litwak, Three Ways in Which Law Acts as a Means of Social Control: Punishment, Therapy, and Education Divorce Law a Case in Point, 34 Social Forces 217–223, 217-223 (1956).

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