Principles of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Jonathan Crowe
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781002735
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Law

ÔThis is a concise and nuanced overview of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The structure is unusual. While the book reflects the state of the law with accuracy and sobriety, it nevertheless shows the idealist and philosophical ambitions of the authors. Legal issues are often discussed within a wider moral and ethical context. The authors add many basics on human rights and the enforcement of international law, which are not directly relevant for IHL, but ensure the reader understands the wider picture.Õ Ð Marco Sass~li, University of Geneva, Switzerland This book provides a clear and concise explanation of the central principles of international humanitarian law (or the law of armed conflict) while situating them in a broader philosophical, ethical and legal context. The authors consider a range of wider issues relevant to international humanitarian law, including its ethical foundations, relationship to other bodies of international law and contemporary modes of enforcement. This helps to develop a richer context for understanding the law of war and a sound basis for examining the changing nature of contemporary armed conflict. The book also discusses important recent decisions by international courts and tribunals, tracks the historical development of humanitarian principles in warfare and considers the legal position of states, individuals and non-state groups. Principles of International Humanitarian Law is an important resource for students of international humanitarian law and International law academics, as well as international humanitarian law practitioners.

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.

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.

International Humanitarian Law Theory Practice Context

Author: Daniel Thürer
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004179103
Release Date: 2011-07-11
Genre: Law

This book is about international humanitarian law or - as it is also called - the "law of armed conflict"or "law of war". It emerged from a series of lectures delivered at the Hague Academy of International Law. The author deals with war and the means by which international law attempts to contain and, as it were, "humanize" organized violence. But the ambitions of the author go beyond the battlefield. The book explores the many complex ways in which law functions to regulate warfare, in theory and practice. The author looks into treaties and other sources of international law, but he also tries to step outside the boundaries of "black-letter law"to deal broadly with such matters as the influence of culture in shaping the norms on war, the institutions that develop those norms and work for their universal acceptance, the networks of humanitarian actors in this area and the legal procedures in which the law of war and its various institutions are embedded. The book demonstrates that even wars are, in various ways, conducted in "the shadow of the law".

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2001

Author: Horst Fischer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9067041696
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Genre: Law

The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law provides 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, drawn from outstanding experts in the field, as well as by 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 interesting and significant developments in related fields, such as international criminal law, human rights law, disarmament law and refugee law. 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.

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.

International Humanitarian Law

Author: Dr U C Jha
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9789382573029
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Law

This book gives an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of international humanitarian law or the laws of war. 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, 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; nuclear, phosphorous and depleted uranium weapons; the use of chemical agents; and targeted killing. This book 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 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.

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.

International Humanitarian Law Facing New Challenges

Author: Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540490906
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Genre: Law

This book features the contributions of a distinguished group of experts in the field of the law of armed conflicts that gathered in Berlin in June 2005. The goal of the colloquium, which marked the 70th birthday of Knut Ipsen, was to find operable solutions for problems and challenges that confront the contemporary law of armed conflict.

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

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.

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.