Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Regents Professor & Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society
Faculty Director, Human Rights Center
Professor, Queen's University of  Belfast, School of Law, Northern Ireland

Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin Interviewed by Voice of America about Addressing International Humanitarian Law Related to the Israel-Gaza Conflict

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin was interviewed by Voice of America about international humanitarian law and its application to the conflict between Israel and Gaza. She said that laws governing the conduct of war are among the oldest treaties and norms of international law. “Wars have rules, they've had rules for a long time,” she explained. “Some parts of the law of war are not in treaties but have been established through state practice, meaning it is something that states do consistently without having written it down. The reason this is important is that to be bound by a treaty, you need to have signed it. But customary international law imposes obligations without having signed it.”