The Law of Armed Conflict

Author: Geoffrey S. Corn
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454835394
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Law

The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach 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 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. Rich with documentation and examples, the text includes excerpts from treaties and treaty commentaries, domestic and international cases, Department of Defense directives, service field manuals, and regulations implementing legal obligations. Its unique pedagogy is based on overviews of each topical area of the law and utilizes a wartime scenario. Students experience operational legal issues from pre-deployment preparation through post-conflict stability operations to war crimes investigation and prosecution. Carefully crafted problems, most based on actual operational experience, follow each chapter and place the student in the position of a military legal adviser providing operational legal advice. In this way, students enhance their understanding of the relevance of the law in planning and executing military operations. Designed for either a three or four credit offering, 14 chapters correspond to a 14-week course. Features of The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach: Authority: more than 140 years of collective military operational experience o all authors active or retired United States Army officers o several with experience in both legal and operational assignments Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the law of armed conflict o explains the difference between law and policy in regulation of military operations o provides complete operational scenario and introduction to the operational organization of United States forces United States and allied interpretations diverge o addresses jus ad bellum and jus in bello issues o rich with documentation and examples excerpts from treaties and treaty commentaries domestic and international cases Department of Defense directives service field manuals regulations implementing legal obligations.

International Law and Armed Conflict

Author: Laurie Blank
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454836841
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Law

Experienced authors with over 35 years combined teaching and working in field use fundamental principles and sources of the law of armed conflict to guide discussion about contemporary and future concerns. Students can gain a solid foundation in the law and develop the tools they need to analyze complex legal problems. International Law and Armed Conflict shows how the law informs operational and policy decision-making. Placing the law of armed conflict in context with related fields, such as human rights law and national security law, the text provides a complete framework for understanding legal paradigms during and after conflict. Features: experienced authors --more than 35 years combined teaching and working in the military, think tanks, and academia uses fundamental principles and sources of the law to inform discussion on contemporary and future questions gives a solid foundation in the law provides analytical tools needed to analyze complex legal situations and problems shows how the law impacts operational and policy decision-making ties the law of armed conflict to related fields connects human rights law and national security law provides a framework for understanding legal paradigms during and after conflict offers innovative tools and materials supports faculty teaching a stand-alone class supports a broader class on a range of related topics

How to Please the Court

Author: Paul I. Weizer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820469491
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Law

Designed for anyone who has an interest in using moot court simulations as an educational exercise, "How to Please the Court" brings together prominent moot court faculty who share their collective years of experience in building a successful moot court program. Touching on all aspects of the moot court experience, this book guides the reader through conducting legal research, the structure of an oral argument, the tournament experience, and the successes and rewards of competition.

Military Justice

Author: Lawrence J. Morris
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275993665
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

The goal of this book is to provide an overview of the theory and practice of military justice, so that the interested reader-- especially the nonlawyer, but also the practitioner new to military justice-- receives a thorough and balanced overview of the military justice system. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the current military justice system, enriched by enough history to make current practices understandable and future changes foreseeable. It addresses the system from the standpoint of society, which invests in the military; the command, through which good order and discipline are administered; and those who participate in the trial process.

International Law

Author: Jeffrey L. Dunoff
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860952
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Law

Written by some of the leading International Law scholars in the nation, this casebook employs a unique problem-based approach to examining international issues. Using real life teaching problems, the text explores the processes of international lawmaking with an interdisciplinary approach that goes beyond mere doctrinal explanation. The Fourth Edition includes new court decisions and expanded coverage of international crises. With comprehensive and well-balanced coverage, this casebook provides a captivating context in which students can define and understand contemporary international law.

International Law

Author: Barry E. Carter
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454892684
Release Date: 2018-05-24
Genre:

Intended for use in an International Law survey course, International Law, Seventh Edition provides comprehensive coverage of foundational international law questions, including the nature and sources of international law, core doctrinal topics such as the subjects of international law (states and international organizations), and the jurisdictional powers and immunities of states. The book also addresses key substantive topics in international law, with reference to important contemporary foreign policy issues, such as (i) international human rights, (ii) the law of the sea, (iii) international environmental law, (iv) the use of force and the law of armed conflict, and (v) international criminal law. Key Features: New co-author Duncan Hollis of Temple Law School joins Stanford Law School's Allen Weiner as the active authors of the book. New discussions of major international developments, including the law governing the use of force [e.g., cyber operations and the military campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS)], nonproliferation (e.g., the Iranian and North Korean nuclear crises), the law of the sea (e.g., disputed maritime claims in the South China Sea), and international environmental law (e.g., the conclusion of the Paris Agreement). New case study in Chapter 1 focused on the international response to the rise of ISIS. Inclusion of extended excerpts from a number of major recent Supreme Court decisions related to international law, including Bond v. United States (on fundamental principles of federalism and the treaty power under Article VI of the Constitution), Zivotofsky v. Kerry (on the separation of powers between Congress and the President in the field of foreign affairs), and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. (on the Alien Tort Statute). Adopts a modern, conceptual approach to the presentation of materials on statehood (including Palestinian claims to statehood), international organizations, and international dispute resolution.

Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism

Author: Amos N. Guiora
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454824169
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Law

Amos Guiora presents an interdisciplinary and global exploration of the law, policy, intelligence gathering, and operational decisions surrounding counter-terrorism initiatives. Case studies of seven different nations: India, Israel, Russia, Spain, the United States and now, China and Colombia and their efforts to repel terrorism within their borders provide numerous opportunities for comparative analysis. Issues to Consider present actual dilemmas and scenarios in each chapter that fuel class discussion. The Second Edition extends its purview to China and Colombia in an ongoing effort to impart a broad perspective on the tactics and strategies used by different countries to combat counterterrorism. An accessible and fascinating text, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism, Second Edition, features: a practical approach to thinking about a wide variety of issues, including interrogations, the proper forum for trying terrorists, judicial review, international law, intelligence gathering, and policy responses to terrorism simulation exercises that put students in the role of policy and decision-makers Rigorously updated, the revised Second Edition includes: a new chapter on future hotspots of terrorism and the future of counterterrorism, with a focus on Mexico and Somalia new cases, policy documents, and updated discussion of terrorism events around the world

The War on Terror and the Laws of War

Author: Geoffrey S. Corn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190221416
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

Many years after the United States initiated a military response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the nation continues to prosecute an armed conflict against transnational terrorist groups. Today, it remains just as vital to understand how the law of armed conflict applies to and regulates military operations executed within the scope of this armed conflict against transnational non-state terrorist groups. In The War on Terror and the Laws of War, seven legal scholars, each with experience as military officers, focus on how to strike an effective balance between the necessity of using armed violence to subdue a threat to the nation with the humanitarian interest of mitigating the suffering inevitably associated with that use. Each chapter addresses a specific operational issue, including the national right of self-defense, military targeting and the use of drones, detention, interrogation, and trial by military commission of captured terrorist operatives, while illustrating how the law of armed conflict influences resolution of that issue. This Second Edition carries on the critical mission of continuing the ongoing dialogue about the law from an unabashedly military perspective, bringing practical wisdom to the contentious topic of applying international law to the battlefield. Book jacket.

Patent Failure

Author: James Bessen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400828694
Release Date: 2009-08-03
Genre: Law

In recent years, business leaders, policymakers, and inventors have complained to the media and to Congress that today's patent system stifles innovation instead of fostering it. But like the infamous patent on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, much of the cited evidence about the patent system is pure anecdote--making realistic policy formation difficult. Is the patent system fundamentally broken, or can it be fixed with a few modest reforms? Moving beyond rhetoric, Patent Failure provides the first authoritative and comprehensive look at the economic performance of patents in forty years. James Bessen and Michael Meurer ask whether patents work well as property rights, and, if not, what institutional and legal reforms are necessary to make the patent system more effective. Patent Failure presents a wide range of empirical evidence from history, law, and economics. The book's findings are stark and conclusive. While patents do provide incentives to invest in research, development, and commercialization, for most businesses today, patents fail to provide predictable property rights. Instead, they produce costly disputes and excessive litigation that outweigh positive incentives. Only in some sectors, such as the pharmaceutical industry, do patents act as advertised, with their benefits outweighing the related costs. By showing how the patent system has fallen short in providing predictable legal boundaries, Patent Failure serves as a call for change in institutions and laws. There are no simple solutions, but Bessen and Meurer's reform proposals need to be heard. The health and competitiveness of the nation's economy depend on it.

Tort Law

Author: John C.P. Goldberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454876175
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Law

The Fourth Edition of Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress has been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law, including discussions of the draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts concerning intentional torts. The book also contains new Check Your Understanding, Big Thing and Did You Know? text boxes along with a new user-friendly page layout. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition includes: The book contains new Check Your Understanding, Big Think and Did you Know? text boxes that enable students to engage in self-assessment as they proceed through class The book has also been updated to reflect the very latest developments in tort law including discussions of the draft provisions of the Third Restatement of Torts concerning intentional torts Chapter 4 has been substantially revised to provide enhanced treatment of actual causation issues, including toxic torts New, user-friendly page layout features helpful photographs, illustrations, and original charts

Counterterrorism Law

Author: Stephen Dycus
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881131
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Genre: Law

The Third Edition of Counterterrorism Law not only updates the leading casebook in this field with recent developments, but also adds new chapters on bulk collection, the structure of habeas, and the procedural path to terrorism trials. This edition also includes new features that make these challenging materials easier to read and teach: introductory questions for principal cases, and a summary of basic principles at the end of each chapter. A comprehensive Teacher’s Manual gives adopters helpful additional backup. New to the Third Edition: Important recent cases, including: • American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper (2015) • In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2015) • Ibrahim v. Dept. of Homeland Security (2014) • Turkmen v. Hasty (2015) • Hedges v. Obama (2013) • Aamer v. Obama (2014) • Al Bahlul v. United States (2015) Other significant new materials: • materials on the U.S. intervention in Syria and operations against ISIL • materials on standards for targeted killing • a new chapter on bulk collection and data-mining • re-organized chapters on intelligence methods, the organization of the intelligence community, and intelligence operations • re-organized chapters on “enhanced interrogation,” including the SSCI report Features Table of Cases, Third Edition Index, Third Edition Preface / Sample Chapters Preface, Third Edition

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

Author: Gerald M. Stern
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307783844
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: Social Science

One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Law of Armed Conflict

Author: Dr U C Jha
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9789385563928
Release Date: 2017-06-05
Genre: Law

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 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.

International Business Transactions

Author: Daniel C.K. Chow
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454858959
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Law

Focusing on private international business transactions, this book covers the planning, structure, and implementation of these transactions in today’s global economy. New Key Features New Supreme Court jurisprudence on international litigation and arbitration. New developments in international investment law. New cases on corporate social responsibility.