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Civilians under international humanitarian law are "persons who are not members of the armed forces" and are not "combatants if they [do not] carry arms openly and respect the laws and customs of war". It is slightly different from a non-combatant, as some non-combatants are not civilians. Civilians in the territories of a party to an armed conflict are entitled to certain privileges under the customary laws of war and international treaties such as the Fourth Geneva Convention. The privileges that they enjoy under international law depends on whether the conflict is an internal one or an international one.


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Delhi violence: Civilian, cop killed in clashes over CAA in Bhajanpura; CRPF deployed

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J&K: Civilian shot dead by suspected terrorists in Pulwama

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Civilian killed, four injured in Pak firing along LoC in J&K's Tangdhar sector

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J&K: Civilian killed, two army personnel martyred in Tangdhar sector after Pakistan violates ceasefire

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J&K: 3 terrorists killed as civilian hostage rescued safely, army personnel martyred in Batote encounter

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