The Law of Armed Conflict

Author: Gary D. Solis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316652329
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: Law

Newly revised and expanded, The Law of Armed Conflict, 2nd edition introduces law students and undergraduates to the law of war in an age of terrorism. What law of armed conflict (LOAC), or its civilian counterpart, international humanitarian law (IHL), applies in a particular armed conflict? Are terrorists legally bound by that law? What constitutes a war crime? What (or who) is a lawful target and how are targeting decisions made? What are 'rules of engagement' and who formulates them? How can an autonomous weapon system be bound by the law of armed conflict? Why were the Guantánamo military commissions a failure? This book takes students through these LOACIHL questions and more, employing real-world examples and legal opinions from the US and abroad. From Nuremberg to 9/11, from courts-martial to the US Supreme Court, from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, the law of war is explained, interpreted, and applied.

War Without Quarter

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 1564321878
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science

The laws of war and Colombia

Non combatant Immunity as a Norma of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Judith Gail Gardam
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 0792322452
Release Date: 1993-04-08
Genre: Law

Despite the advances made by the international community to outlaw the resort to force by the United Nations Charter, armed conflicts both international and non-international are a fact of every day life. The civilian casualties from such conflicts have assumed catastrophic proportions. Little attention, however, has been paid by scholars to the treatment of noncombatants in armed conflict and the place in international law of the principle fundamental to the law of armed conflict: noncombatant immunity. This work aims to remedy this omission. The author analyses in detail the content of the customary and conventional rules that give effect to this principle, in both international and non-international armed conflict. The importance of such a study is highlighted by the recent Gulf conflict where so many of the States were not bound by the most recent treaty rules protecting noncombatants.

Implementing International Humanitarian Law

Author: Yusuf Aksar
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714684708
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the international humanitarian law rules and their application by the ad hoc tribunals with regard to the substantive laws of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR).

The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Dieter Fleck
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199658800
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: History

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.

Yearbook Of International Humanitarian Law

Author: H. Fischer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9067041696
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed articles, commentaries on current developments, reports on state practice and documentation that have international humanitarian law as their focal point. The cosmopolitan character of the Yearbook is ensured by its international board of editors, outstanding experts in the field, and its global network of correspondents, reporting on state practice. All aspects of international law applicable during international and internal armed conflicts are covered, in addition to significant developments in related fields.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2011

Author: Michael N. Schmitt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789067048552
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Genre: Law

The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws governing armed conflict. It provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucial branch of international law. Distinguished by contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.

Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Susan Carolyn Breau
Publisher: British Inst of International & Comparative
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063837194
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

This collection of essays comes as the first British Institute of International and Comparative Law publication in the field of international humanitarian law in over a dozen years. This new book explores the important and topical subject of 21st century conflict and the implications for international humanitarian law. The areas covered include in-depth analysis of topical issues such as terrorism and complex security situations, legal fault-lines, contemporary warfare, post-conflict management, and in problems relative to occupation, interrelations between humanitarian law, and human rights. A special section is dedicated to the creation and role of the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law

Author: Elizabeth Wilmshurst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139468978
Release Date: 2007-10-18
Genre: Law

The International Committee of the Red Cross's study of Customary International Humanitarian Law by Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Louise Doswald-Beck (Cambridge University Press, 2005) contains a unique collection of evidence of the practice of States and non-State actors in the field of international humanitarian law, together with the authors' assessment of that practice and their compilation of rules of customary law based on that assessment. The study invites comment on its compilation of rules. Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law was originally published in 2007, and results from a year-long examination of the study by a group of military lawyers, academics and practitioners, all with experience in international humanitarian law. The book discusses the study, its methodology and its rules and provides a critical analysis of them. It adds its own contribution to scholarship on the interpretation and application of international humanitarian law.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2003

Author: Timothy McCormack
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 906704203X
Release Date: 2006-12-31
Genre: Law

The world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws of armed conflict, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this highly-topical branch of international law. The Yearbook also includes a selection of documents from the reporting period, many of which are not accessible elsewhere and a comprehensive bibliography of all recent publications in humanitarian law and other relevant fields. Ease of use of the Yearbook is guaranteed by the inclusion of a detailed index. Distinguished by its topicality and contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.

N rnberger Tagebuch

Author: Gustave M. Gilbert
Publisher:
ISBN: 3596218853
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946

Das Prozesstagebuch des Gerichtspsychologen G. M. Gilbert zu den Nürnberger Prozessen.

Customary International Humanitarian Law Volume 1 Rules

Author: Jean-Marie Henckaerts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521005280
Release Date: 2005-03-03
Genre: Law

Customary International Humanitarian Law, Volume I: Rules is a comprehensive analysis of the customary rules of international humanitarian law applicable in international and non-international armed conflicts. In the absence of ratifications of important treaties in this area, this is clearly a publication of major importance, carried out at the express request of the international community. In so doing, this study identifies the common core of international humanitarian law binding on all parties to all armed conflicts.