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

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.

Implementing International Humanitarian Law

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

Implementing International Humanitarian Law examines the international humanitarian law rules and their application by the ad hoc tribunals with regard to the substantive laws of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal Rwanda (ICTR). The practice of the ICTY and the ICTR and their contribution to international humanitarian law, together with their possible impact on the International Criminal Court, is examined in light of the decisions rendered by the ad hoc tribunals and of the latest international humanitarian law instruments such as the 1996 ILC Draft Code of Crimes Against the Peace and Security of Mankind and the ICC Statute.

The Law of Armed Conflict

Author: Gary D. Solis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107135604
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: Law

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

Development and Principles of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Jean Simon Pictet
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789024731992
Release Date: 1985-09-30
Genre: Law

The main aim of this book is to inquire into the system of norms regulating the 'internationalization' of internal conflicts. The traditional distinction between international & internal conflict, which entails different legal consequences, is in practice very difficult to detect due to the presence, in many instances, of elements typical of both situations. Through a careful & extraordinarily useful examination of all relevant cases of 'internationalized' internal conflict since 1956, the validity of the traditional framework of rules concerning foreign intervention in internal conflict is reassessed. At the same time, the applicability to these situations of the rules typical of international conflicts are analyzed with a view to providing the existence of a continuum between the two situations, not only as a matter of fact but also with respect to their legal regulation.

International Humanitarian Law

Author: Emily Crawford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107116177
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre: Law

This clear and concise textbook on international humanitarian law guides students through the subject with examples, discussion questions and extracts.

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.

Accountability for International Humanitarian Law Violations The Case of Rwanda and East Timor

Author: Mohamed Othman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540288855
Release Date: 2005-12-10
Genre: Law

The book is a critical review of accountability conducted under the authority of the United Nations Security Council, by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET). It is centred on two case studies: the 1999 events in Rwanda, and the 1999 mayhem in East Timor. The books subjects to testing cross-examination tools to hold accountable persons with „the greatest responsibility" for serious international humanitarian law violations.

International Humanitarian Law and the Changing Technology of War

Author: Dan Saxon
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004229495
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Law

"This book, edited by Dan Saxon, formerly of Cambridge University, is an important contribution to the literature on the relationship between law, war, and technology" (From the Foreword by Professor Michael N. Schmitt).

International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

Author: Roberta Arnold
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004163171
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

Drawing upon previous theories on the relationship between human rights law and international humanitarian law, this book examines on the basis of a series of individual case-studies the new theoretical trend arguing for a merge of these two sets of norms.

Refuge from Inhumanity War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law

Author: David Cantor
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004261594
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Genre: Political Science

This book contributes to a long-standing but ever topical debate about whether persons fleeing war to seek asylum in another country – ‘war refugees’ – are protected by international law. It seeks to add to this debate by bringing together a detailed set of analyses examining the extent to which the application of international humanitarian law (IHL) may usefully advance the legal protection of such persons. This generates a range of questions about the respective protection frameworks established under international refugee law (IRL) and IHL and, specifically, the potential for interaction between them. As the first collection to deal with the subject, the eighteen chapters that make up this unique volume supply a range of perspectives on how the relationship between these two separate fields of law may be articulated and whether IHL may contribute to providing refuge from the inhumanity of war.