International Humanitarian Law: Theory, Practice, Context

Author: Daniel Thürer

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004179100

Category: Law

Page: 500

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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".

Implementing International Humanitarian Law

From the Ad Hoc Tribunals to a Permanent International Criminal Court

Author: Yusuf Aksar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714684703

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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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).

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law - 2001

Author: Horst Fischer,Avril McDonald,John Dugard,Hans-Peter Gasser,William Fenrick,Christopher Greenwood,Hortensia Gutierrez Posse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9789067041690

Category: Law

Page: 850

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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.

The Law of Armed Conflict

International Humanitarian Law in War

Author: Gary D. Solis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316652327

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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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

Colombia and International Humanitarian Law

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564321879

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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The laws of war and Colombia

The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Dieter Fleck,Michael Bothe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658803

Category: History

Page: 714

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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.

Customary International Humanitarian Law: Volume 1, Rules

Author: Jean-Marie Henckaerts,Louise Doswald-Beck,Comité international de la Croix-Rouge,International Committee of the Red Cross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521005289

Category: Law

Page: 621

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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.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law - 2003

Author: Timothy McCormack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9789067042031

Category: Law

Page: 874

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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.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2011 -

Author: Michael N. Schmitt,Louise Arimatsu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9067048550

Category: Law

Page: 506

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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.

International Humanitarian Law

Prospects

Author: John Carey,William V. Dunlap,Robert John Pritchard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1571052666

Category: Law

Page: 387

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In three distinct volumes the editors bring together a distinguished group of contributors whose essays chart the history, practice, and future of international humanitarian law. At a time when the war crimes of recent decades are being examined in the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and a new International Criminal Court is being created as a permanent venue to try such crimes, the role of international humanitarian law is seminal to the functioning of such attempts to establish a just world order. The intent of these volumes is to help to inform where humanitarian law had its origins, how it has been shaped by world events, and why it can be employed to serve the future. The other volumes in this set are International Humanitarian Law: Origins and International Humanitarian Law: Challenges Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

The Law of Occupation

Continuity and Change of International Humanitarian Law, and Its Interaction With International Human Rights Law

Author: Yutaka Arai

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004162461

Category: Law

Page: 758

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This monograph analyses the historical evolution of the laws of occupation as a special branch of international humanitarian law (IHL), focusing on the extent to which this body of law has been transformed by its interaction with the development of international human rights law. It argues that a large part of the laws of occupation has proved to be malleable while being able to accommodate changing demands of civilians and any other persons affected by occupation in modern context. Its examinations have drawn much on archival research into the drafting documents of the instruments of IHL, including the aborted Brussels Declaration 1874, the 1899/1907 Hague Regulations, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocol I. After assessing the complementary relationship between international human rights law and the laws of occupation, the book examines how to provide a coherent explanation for an emerging framework on the rights of individual persons affected by occupation. It engages in a theoretical appraisal of the role of customary IHL and the Martens clause in building up such a normative framework.

Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law

Author: Elizabeth Wilmshurst,Susan Breau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468979

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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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.

Non-combatant Immunity as a Norma of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Judith Gail Gardam

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792322450

Category: Law

Page: 199

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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.

Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

Research Papers by Participants in the 1986 Session of the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of the Hague Academy of International Law

Author: Frits Kalshoven,Yves Sandoz,Peter Mac Alister-Smith,Bruno Zimmermann

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9024737842

Category: Law

Page: 472

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Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law - 2002

Author: Horst Fischer,Avril McDonald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9789067041898

Category: Law

Page: 1022

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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.

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

Author: Mohamed Othman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540288856

Category: Law

Page: 384

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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 Facing New Challenges

Symposium in Honour of KNUT IPSEN

Author: Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg,Volker Epping

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540490906

Category: Law

Page: 280

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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.