Human Rights and Personal Self Defense in International Law

Author: Jan Arno Hessbruegge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190655020
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre:

Based on author's thesis (doctoral - European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 2016) isued under title: The right to personal self-defence as a general principle of law and its general application in international human rights law.

Weapons under International Human Rights Law

Author: Stuart Casey-Maslen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107729292
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Law

International human rights law offers an overarching international legal framework to help determine the legality of the use of any weapon, as well as its lawful supply. It governs acts of States and non-State actors alike. In doing so, human rights law embraces international humanitarian law regulation of the use of weapons in armed conflict and disarmament law, as well as international criminal justice standards. In situations of law enforcement (such as counterpiracy, prisons, ordinary policing, riot control, and many peace operations), human rights law is the primary legal frame of reference above domestic criminal law. This important and timely book draws on all aspects of international weapons law and proposes a new view on international law governing weapons. Also included is a specific discussion on armed drones and cyberattacks, two highly topical issues in international law and international relations.

Complex Battlespaces

Author: LTC Winston S. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190915377
Release Date: 2018-11-23
Genre: Law

The conduct of warfare is constantly shaped by new forces that create complexities in the battlespace for military operations. As the nature of how and where wars are fought changes, new challenges to the application of the extant body of international law that regulates armed conflicts arise. This inaugural volume of the Lieber Studies Series seeks to address several issues in the confluence of law and armed conflict, with the primary goal of providing the reader with both academic and practitioner perspectives. Featuring chapters from world class scholars, policymakers and other government officials; military and civilian legal practitioners; and other thought leaders, together they examine the role of the law of armed conflict in current and future armed conflicts around the world. Complex Battlespaces also explores several examples of battlespace dynamics through four "lenses of complexity": complexity in legal regimes, governance, technology, and the urbanization of the battlefield.

Fighting at the Legal Boundaries

Author: Kenneth Watkin OMM, CD, QC
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190457990
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Law

The international law governing armed conflict is at a crossroads, as the formal framework of laws designed to control the exercise of self-defense and conduct of inter-state conflict finds itself confronted with violent 21st Century disputes of a very different character. Military practitioners who seek to stay within the bounds of international law often find themselves applying bodies of law-IHRL, IHL, ICL-in an exclusionary fashion, and adherence to those boundaries can lead to a formal and often rigid application of the law that does not adequately address contemporary security challenges. Fighting at the Legal Boundaries offers a holistic approach towards the application of the various constitutive parts of international law. The author focuses on the interaction between the applicable bodies of law by exploring whether their boundaries are improperly drawn, or are being interpreted in too rigid a fashion. Emphasis is placed on the disconnect that can occur between theory and practice regarding how these legal regimes are applied and interact with one another. Through a number of case studies, Fighting at the Legal Boundaries explores how the threat posed by insurgents, terrorists, and transnational criminal gangs often occurs not only at the point where these bodies of law interact, but also in situations where there is significant overlap. In this regard, the exercise of the longstanding right of States to defend nationals, including the conduct of operations such as hostage rescue, can involve the application of human rights based law enforcement norms to counter threats transcending the conflict spectrum. This book has five parts: Part I sets out the security, legal, and operational challenges of contemporary conflict. Part II focuses on the interaction between the jus ad bellum, humanitarian law and human rights, including an analysis of the historical influences that shaped their application as separate bodies of law. Emphasis is placed on the influence the proper authority principle has had in the human rights based approach being favored when dealing with "criminal" non-State actors during both international and non-international armed conflict. Part III analyzes the threats of insurgency and terrorism, and the state response. This includes exploring their link to criminal activity and the phenomenon of transnational criminal organizations. Part IV addresses the conduct of operations against non-State actors that span the conflict spectrum from inter-state warfare to international law enforcement. Lastly, Part V looks at the way ahead and discusses the approaches that can be applied to address the evolving, diverse and unique security threats facing the international community.

The Thin Justice of International Law

Author: Steven R. Ratner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191009112
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Law

In a world full of armed conflict and human misery, global justice remains one of the most compelling missions of our time. Understanding the promises and limitations of global justice demands a careful appreciation of international law, the web of binding norms and institutions that help govern the behaviour of states and other global actors. This book provides a new interdisciplinary approach to global justice, one that integrates the work and insights of international law and contemporary ethics. It asks whether the core norms of international law are just, appraising them according to a standard of global justice derived from the fundamental values of peace and the protection of human rights. Through a combination of a careful explanation of the legal norms and philosophical argument, Ratner concludes that many international law norms meet such a standard of justice, even as distinct areas of injustice remain within the law and the verdict is still out on others. Among the subjects covered in the book are the rules on the use of force, self-determination, sovereign equality, the decision making procedures of key international organizations, the territorial scope of human rights obligations (including humanitarian intervention), and key areas of international economic law. Ultimately, the book shows how an understanding of international law's moral foundations will enrich the global justice debate, while exposing the ethical consequences of different rules.

Genozid im V lkerrecht

Author: William A. Schabas
Publisher:
ISBN: 3930908883
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide


The Bush Doctrine Revisited

Author: Peggy Wittke
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 9783845287478
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Law

Die Bush-Doktrin war seit ihrer Veröffentlichung als US-amerikanische Sicherheitsstrategie nach dem 11. September 2001 völkerrechtlich umstritten. Mehr als ein Jahrzehnt später geht diese Arbeit der Frage nach, ob die Bush-Doktrin zu einem Wandel des Völkerrechts geführt hat. Einzelne Elemente der Bush-Doktrin – wie ihr Anspruch auf präemptive Selbstverteidigung und neue Zurechnungskriterien bei Gewaltausübungen von privaten Akteuren – gehörten nicht zum damals geltenden Völkerrecht. Bei ihrer Untersuchung der Staatenpraxis vor und nach dem 11. September 2001 weist die Autorin auch nach, dass die Bush-Doktrin nicht als "Erfindung" der Bush-Administration gelten kann, sondern dass auch andere US-Administrationen und weitere Staaten ähnliche Argumente verwendet haben. Peggy Wittke gehört seit 1998 dem Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin an und leitet die Model United Nations/Model European Union Programme der FU.

Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law

Author: Steven R. Ratner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191018671
Release Date: 2009-01-29
Genre: Political Science

This book explores the promises and limitations of holding individuals accountable for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. It analyses the principal crimes under international law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and appraises both prosecutorial and other key mechanisms developed to bring individuals to justice. After applying their conclusions in a detailed case study, the authors offer a series of compelling conclusions on the prospects for accountability. This fully updated new edition contains expanded coverage of national trials under universal jurisdiction, international criminal tribunals including the International Criminal Court, new hybrid tribunals in Cambodia and elsewhere, truth commissions, and lustration. It also explores individual accountability for terrorist acts and for abuses committed in the name of counter-terrorism policy.

Um Recht und Freiheit

Author: Friedrich August Heydte (Freiherr von der)
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015031648630
Release Date: 1977
Genre: International law


Eine Erinnerung an Solferino

Author: Henry Dunant
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 1230455574
Release Date: 2013-09
Genre:

Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1863 edition. Auszug: ...zum dritten Male zwei der grossten Machte der neueren Zeit sich im blutigen Kampfe massen, wurden noch immer die zahlreichen und traurigen Menfchenreste jenes Tages gesammelt, die selbst auf dem Kirchhofe die Kreuze und Grabsteine mit Blut bedeckten. Gegen 9 Uhr kam ich nach Cavriana; es war ein in seiner Art einziges und grossartiges Schauspiel, den Kriegstrain zu sehen, welcher das Hauptquartier des Kaisers der Franzosen umgab. Ich suchte den Herzog von Magenta, den ich die Ehre hatte, personlich zu kennen. Da ich nicht genau wusste, wo in diesem Augenblicke sein Armeecorps lagerte, so liess ich mein Cabriolet auf einem kleinen Platze halten, gegenuber dem Hause, in welchem seit Freitag Abend Kaiser Napoleon wohnte; und so befand ich mich nun plotzlich inmitten einer Gruppe von Generalen, welche auf einfachen Strohstuhleu oder selbst auf holzernen Schemeln sassen, und in der Frische des Abends, gegenuber dem improuisirten Palaste ihres Herrschers, ihre Cigarren rauchteu. Wahrend ich mich erkundigte, in welcher Richtung ich den Marschall Mac-Mahon treffen konne, befragten diese Generale ihrerseits den mich begleitenden Corporal, welchen sie neben meinem Kutscher sitzend fur meine Ordonnanz hielten): sie wollten namlich wissen, wer ich sei und zugleich erfahren, welchen Auftrag ich wohl haben konne; denn es siel ihnen nicht ein, dass ein gewohnlicher Tourist sich allein in die Lager wage und, bis nach Cavriaua gekommen, zu so spater Stunde noch weiter wolle. Der Corporal, der selbst keinen Aufschluss geben konnte, blieb naturlich sehr schweigsam hieruber, obgleich e