An Introduction to the International Law of Armed Conflicts

Author: Robert Kolb,Richard Hyde

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 348

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This book provides a modern and basic introduction to a branch of international law constantly gaining in importance in international life, namely international humanitarian law (IHL), the law of armed conflict. It is constructed in a way that is suitable for self-study. Subject matters are discussed in self-contained chapters, allowing each to be studied independently of the others. Among the subjects discussed are, inter alia: the relationship between jus ad bellum / jus in bello â?¢ the historical evolution of IHL â?¢ the basic principles and sources of IHL â?¢ Martens Clause â?¢ international and non-international armed conflicts â?¢ material, spatial, personal, and temporal scope of the application of IHL â?¢ special agreements under IHL â?¢ the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross â?¢ targeting â?¢ objects specifically protected against attack â?¢ prohibited weapons â?¢ perfidy â?¢ reprisals â?¢ assistance of the wounded and sick â?¢ the definition of combatants â?¢ protection of prisoners of war â?¢ protection of civilians â?¢ occupied territories â?¢ protective emblems â?¢ sea warfare â?¢ neutrality â?¢ the implementation of IHL.

War Law

Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict

Author: Michael Byers

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555848460

Category: Law

Page: 224

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“Professor Byers’s book goes to the heart of some of the most bitterly contested recent controversies about the International Rule of Law” (Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University). International law governing the use of military force has been the subject of intense public debate. Under what conditions is it appropriate, or necessary, for a country to use force when diplomacy has failed? Michael Byers, a widely known world expert on international law, weighs these issues in War Law. Byers examines the history of armed conflict and international law through a series of case studies of past conflicts, ranging from the 1837 Caroline Incident to the abuse of detainees by US forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Byers explores the legal controversies that surrounded the 1999 and 2001 interventions in Kosovo and Afghanistan and the 2003 war in Iraq; the development of international humanitarian law from the 1859 Battle of Solferino to the present; and the role of war crimes tribunals and the International Criminal Court. He also considers the unique influence of the United States in the evolution of this extremely controversial area of international law. War Law is neither a textbook nor a treatise, but a fascinating account of a highly controversial topic that is necessary reading for fans of military history and general readers alike. “Should be read, and pondered, by those who are seriously concerned with the legacy we will leave to future generations.” —Noam Chomsky

International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Author: Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657750

Category: History

Page: 531

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International law separates international from non-international conflicts. This book discusses how this categorization operates, identifying the legal questions raised. Case studies from Colombia to Iraq show how this classification impacts on issues like detention in armed conflict and the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law.

The Law of Armed Conflict

An Introduction

Author: U. C. Jha,K. Ratnabali

Publisher: Vij Books India

ISBN: 9789385563911

Category:

Page: 618

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This textbook gives an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the law of armed conflict or international humanitarian law. The author has traced the history of the laws of war and examined their relations with human rights and refugee laws. The topics covered include protection to the victims of war: prisoners, civilians, women, children, journalists, the natural environment and cultural property. The book contains an updated account of the functioning of the International Criminal Court, and explores the concept of command responsibility, as well as the area of private military and security companies. Besides discussing the law during air and naval warfare, the author has critically examined certain challenges which humanitarian law is facing today from cyber warfare; drones, autonomous lethal weapons and nuclear weapons. This textbook is an invaluable resource for anyone interested or working in the field of international humanitarian law: teachers, students, lawyers, government officials, military and police personnel, researchers and human rights activists.

The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict

Author: Yoram Dinstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521542272

Category: Law

Page: 275

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A companion volume to the author's textbook War, Aggression and Self-Defence, Third Edition (Cambridge 2001), this book focuses on issues arising in the course of hostilities between States, emphasizing the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Main themes considered are lawful and unlawful combatants, war crimes (including command responsibility and defenses), prohibited weapons, the distinction between combatants and civilians, legitimate military objectives, and the protection of the environment and cultural property. Many specific topics that have attracted much interest in recent hostilities are also addressed. Also available: War, Aggression and Self-Defence 0-521-79344-0 Hardback $110.00 C 0-521-79758-6 Paperback $40.00 D

The Law of Armed Conflict

An Operational Approach

Author: Geoffrey S. Corn,Victor Hansen,Richard Jackson,M. Christopher Jenks,Eric Talbot Jensen,James A. Schoettler

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454880880

Category: Law

Page: 744

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The Law of Armed Conflict provides a complete operational scenario and introduction to the operational organization of United States forces. The focus remains on United States law perspective, balanced with exposure to areas where the interpretation of its allied forces diverge. Jus ad bellum and jus in bello issues are addressed at length. The casebook comes to students with stunning authority. All of the authors are active or retired United States Army officers with more than 140 years of collective military operational experience among them. Several have experience in both legal and operational assignments as well. They deliver a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the law of armed conflict, explaining the difference between law and policy in regulation of military operations.

The Law of Armed Conflict

An Introduction

Author: Dr U C Jha,Dr K Ratnabali

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9385563920

Category: Law

Page: 618

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This textbook gives an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the law of armed conflict or international humanitarian law. The author has traced the history of the laws of war and examined their relations with human rights and refugee laws. The topics covered include protection to the victims of war: prisoners, civilians, women, children, journalists, the natural environment and cultural property. The book contains an updated account of the functioning of the International Criminal Court, and explores the concept of command responsibility, as well as the area of private military and security companies. Besides discussing the law during air and naval warfare, the author has critically examined certain challenges which humanitarian law is facing today from cyber warfare; drones, autonomous lethal weapons and nuclear weapons. This textbook is an invaluable resource for anyone interested or working in the field of international humanitarian law: teachers, students, lawyers, government officials, military and police personnel, researchers and human rights activists.

The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Dieter Fleck,Michael Bothe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658803

Category: History

Page: 714

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This handbook offers the most up-to-date authoritative commentary and analysis of international humanitarian law applicable in international and non-international armed conflicts. Renowned international lawyers offer insight in the relevant principles and provisions. They also address important rules for post-conflict situations and peace operations, issues of human rights in military operations and problems of application of the law in campaigns against terroristattacks. Controversial opinions and judgments of national and international courts are addressed in a practice-oriented manner. Based on best-practice rules of global importance, this standard bookelaborates extensively on efforts to ensure compliance and enforcement.

Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict

Author: Rain Liivoja,Tim McCormack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136028803

Category: Law

Page: 665

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The law of armed conflict is a key element of the global legal order yet it finds itself in a state of flux created by the changing nature of warfare and the influences of other branches of international law. The Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict provides a unique perspective on the field covering all the key aspects of the law as well as identifying developing and often contentious areas of interest. The handbook will feature original pieces by international experts in the field, including academics, staff of relevant NGOs and (former) members of the armed forces. Made up of six parts in order to offer a comprehensive overview of the field, the structure of the handbook is as follows: Part I: Fundamentals Part II: Principle of distinction Part III: Means and methods of warfare Part IV: Special protection regimes Part V: Compliance and enforcement Part VI: Some contemporary issues Throughout the book, attention is paid to non-international conflicts as well as international conflicts with acknowledgement of the differences. The contributors also consider the relationship between the law of armed conflict and human rights law, looking at how the various rules and principles of human rights law interact with specific rules and principles of international humanitarian law in particular circumstances. The Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict provides a fresh take on the contemporary laws of war and is written for advanced level students, academics, researchers, NGOs and policy-makers with an interest in the field.

The Law of Armed Conflict

International Humanitarian Law in War

Author: Gary D. Solis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107135605

Category: Law

Page: 864

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This book introduces students to the essential questions of the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law.

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Author: Andrew Clapham,Paola Gaeta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199559694

Category: History

Page: 909

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Written by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts, this Oxford Handbook gives an analytical overview of international law as it applies in armed conflicts. The Handbook draws on international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the law of neutrality to provide a comprehensive picture of the status of law in war.

International Law and the Use of Force

Author: Christine D. Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199239142

Category: Law

Page: 455

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This fully revised and updated second edition of International Law and the Use of Force explores the whole of the large and controversial subject of the use of force in international law- not only the use of force by states but also the role of the UN in peacekeeping and enforcement action, and the growing importance of regional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security.

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict

Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Author: David Cortright,Rachel Fairhurst,Kristen Wall

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022625805X

Category: Law

Page: 295

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Presenting a robust conversation among leading scholars in the areas of international legal standards, counterterrorism strategy, humanitarian law, and the ethics of force, this book takes account of current American drone campaigns and the developing legal, ethical, and strategic implications of this new way of warfare.

Advanced Introduction to International Humanitarian Law

Author: Robert Kolb

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783477520

Category: Law

Page: 232

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This innovative book provides a thought-provoking introduction to international humanitarian law. Robert Kolb explores the field through questions _ which are at times challenging and controversial _ in order to get to the very essence of the subject a

Constraints on the Waging of War

An Introduction to International Humanitarian Law

Author: Frits Kalshoven,Liesbeth Zegveld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499696

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This fully revised fourth edition of Constraints on the Waging of War considers the development of the principal rules of international humanitarian law from their origins to the present day. Of particular focus are the rules governing weapons and the legal instruments through which respect for the law can be enforced. Combining theory and actual practice, this book appeals to specialists as well as to students turning to the subject for the first time.

Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

Author: Daragh Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198791399

Category:

Page: 416

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Although the relationship between international human rights law and the law of armed conflict has been the subject of significant recent academic discussion, there remains a lack of comprehensive guidance in identifying the law applicable to specific situations faced by military forces. Providing guidance for armed forces and practitioners on the detailed application of international human rights law during armed conflict, this book fills that gap. Part 1 of the volume details foundational information relating to international human rights law and human rights institutions, the types of operations that States' armed forces engage in, and how the law of armed conflict and international human rights law apply to regulate different situations. Part 2 provides practical guidance as to the legal regulation of specific situations, including discussion of the conduct of hostilities, detention operations, humanitarian assistance, cyber operations, and investigations. This book is the result of an in-depth process involving both academic and practitioner experts in the law of armed conflict and international human rights law who were convened in meetings at Chatham House chaired by Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House. The group included Professor Francoise Hampson, Essex University; Professor Dapo Akande, Oxford University; Charles Garraway, Fellow at Essex University; Professor Noam Lubell, Essex University; Michael Meyer, British Red Cross; and Daragh Murray, Lecturer at Essex University.

International Law and New Wars

Author: Christine Chinkin,Mary Kaldor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107171210

Category: History

Page: 608

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Examines the difficulties in applying international law to recent armed conflicts known as 'new wars'.

The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict

Author: Sandesh Sivakumaran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199239797

Category: Law

Page: 657

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Non-international armed conflicts now far outnumber international ones, but the protection afforded by international law to combatants and civilian is not always clear. This book will set out the legal rules and state practice applicable to internal armed conflicts, drawing on armed conflicts from the US civil war to present day.