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

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.

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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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.

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.