Tanisha Fazal

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Tanisha M. Fazal is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She is the author, most recently, of Wars of Law: Unintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict.

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Foreign Policy Essay

Can International Humanitarian Law Restrain Armed Groups? Lessons from NGO Work on Anti-Personnel Landmines

Editor’s Note: The laws of war are written by and for states, but we want fighters in civil wars to treat civilians well, not use unconventional weapons, respect cultural heritage sites, and otherwise fight in a civilized way. But will fighting groups play by the rules?