Vol. 5 No. 4 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL FRAMEWORKS FOR ARMED NON-STATE ACTORS' LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES

Published 2022-12-25

Abstract

As a result of the global political turmoil caused by the numerous military conflicts that have broken out over the course of the past several decades, a huge number of groups have emerged with the goal of retaking large swaths of territory, which they then rule. Due to the fact that the legality of their administration is in question, there is an urgent need to investigate whether or not these groups are able to legitimately dispense justice during these conflicts and whether or not they actually adhere to the norms of law. According to International Humanitarian Law, it is legitimate for even ANSAs to administer justice since it is essential that everyone receive justice and because it should not matter who delivers that justice as long as it has been done. This is due to the fact that all parties must be afforded equal justice under international humanitarian law.