The Kurdish Conflict

International Humanitarian Law and Post-Conflict Mechanisms

Author: Kerim Yildiz,Susan Breau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136954627

Category: Law

Page: 376

View: 4686

This book is highly topical considering the recent resurgence of violence by the PKK, the incursions into Northern Iraq by the Turkish army and security forces and Turkey's EU accession negotiations. Turkey has become an increasingly important player in Middle Eastern geopolitics. More than two decades of serious conflict in Turkey are proving to be a barrier to improved relations between Turkey and the EU. This book is the first study to fully address the legal and political dimensions of the conflict, and their impact on mechanisms for conflict resolution in the region, offering a scholarly exploration of a debate that is often politically and emotionally highly charged. Kerim Yildiz and Susan Breau look at the practical application of the law of armed conflicts to the ongoing situation in Turkey and Northern Iraq. The application of the law in this region also means addressing larger questions in international law, global politics and conflict resolution. Examples include belligerency in international law, whether the ‘War on Terror’ has resulted in changes to the law of armed conflict and terrorism and conflict resolution. The Kurdish Conflict explores the practical possibilities of conflict resolution in the region, examining the political dynamics of the region, and suggesting where lessons can be drawn from other peace processes, such as in Northern Ireland. This book will be of great value to policy-makers, regional experts, and others interested in international humanitarian law and conflict resolution.

Wiener Jahrbuch für Kurdische Studien (Ausgabe 2/2014)

Schwerpunkt: Die Geschichte von kurdischen Studien und Kurdologie. Nationale Methodologien und transnationale Verflechtungen

Author: Österreichische Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Kurdologie,Europäisches Zentrum für kurdische Studien,Thomas Schmidinger,Ferdinand Hennerbichler,Maria Anna Six-Hohenbalken,Christoph Osztovics

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 394469032X

Category: Political Science

Page: 620

View: 3175

Der zweite Band des Wiener Jahrbuch für Kurdische Studien, der im Auftrag der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Kurdologie / Europäisches Zentrum für kurdische Studien herausgegeben wird, hat den Schwerpunkt: Die Geschichte von Kurdischen Studien und Kurdologie. Nationale Methodologien und transnationale Verflechtungen. Seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhundert wurden Kurdische Studien in Russland und in verschiedenen mittel- und nordeuropäischen Ländern in Angriff genommen. Die vielversprechenden Entwicklungen fanden jedoch nach dem ersten Weltkrieg oft ein jähes Ende. Generell kann festgestellt werden, dass die Geschichte der Kurdischen Studien seit den Anfängen im 19. Jahrhunderts eng mit Kriegen, Expansionsbestrebungen und wirtschaftspolitischen Intentionen verbunden war und bis heute ist. Als eigenständige Disziplin ist die Kurdologie beziehungsweise sind Kurdische Studien heute an Universitäten in Kurdistan, in mehreren europäischen Ländern, in Russland und den USA verankert. In den Beiträgen von international anerkannten Wissenschaftlerlnnen werden die unterschiedlichen nationalen Methodologien und transnationalen Verbindungen aufgezeigt. Beitrage außerhalb des Schwerpunktes und Hintergrundinformationen zu aktuellen Themen sowie Rezensionen, Tagungsberichte und die Berichte der Gesellschaft sind weitere wichtige Bausteine dieses Jahrbuches.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Terry D. Gill,Tim McCormack,Robin Geiß,Heike Krieger,Christophe Paulussen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462652643

Category: Law

Page: 358

View: 907

The main theme of this volume of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Lawis the development and interpretation of international humanitarian law (IHL). It iselaborated upon in several chapters that examine the role of non-state armed groupsin the development and interpretation of IHL, the impact of international criminal lawon the development of IHL, the notion of external non-international armed conflicts,and the regulation of prolonged occupation under international law./div The second theme of this volume is dedicated to targeting in armed conflicts. Specifictopics include precautions in attack in urban and siege warfare, the targeting of theIslamic State’s religious personnel in Iraq and Syria, and the targeting of illicit cropsthrough aerial spraying in Colombia. Besides the chapters that address both themes,this volume also contains a Year in Review describing the most important events andlegal developments that took place in 2017. The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the world’s only annual publicationdevoted to the study of the laws governing armed conflict. It provides a truly internationalforum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucialbranch of international law. Distinguished by contemporary relevance, the Yearbookof International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice andserves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civilservants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.

Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century

The Role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Marco Odello,Sofia Cavandoli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831339

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 5009

This book includes a set of studies and reflections that have emerged since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Encompassing a number of human rights, such as the right to environmental protection, the right to humanitarian aid, and the right to democratic governance, this collection focuses on issues and areas that were not originally mentioned or foreseen in the Declaration but that have since developed into salient topics. These developing rights are considered in the light of contemporary national and international law, as well as against the wider picture and the contexts in which human rights may have effect. Moreover, the topics covered take in a wide range of research fields, including law, politics and criminology. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century is aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and scholars interested in international law, human rights and politics.

Out of Nowhere

The Kurds of Syria in Peace and War

Author: Michael Gunter

Publisher: Hurst

ISBN: 1849045321

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 6255

In mid-2012 the previously almost forgotten Syrian Kurds suddenly emerged as a potential game-changer in the country's civil war when in an attempt to consolidate its increasingly desperate position the Assad government abruptly withdrew its troops from the major Kurdish areas in Syria. The Kurds in Syria had suddenly won autonomy, a situation that has huge implications for neighboring Turkey and the near independent Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. Indeed, their precipitous rise may prove a tipping-point that alters the boundaries imposed on the Middle East by the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. These important events and what they portend for the future are scrutinized by the renowned scholar of the Kurds Michael Gunter. He also analyses the sudden rise of Salih Muslim and his Democratic Union Party (PYD) - which was created by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and remains affiliated to it - and the extremely complex and deadly fighting between factions of the Syrian Opposition affiliated with al-Qaeda such as the Jabhat al-Nusra jihadists and the PYD, among others.

International Military Missions and International Law

Author: Marco Odello,Ryszard Piotrowicz

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004174370

Category: Law

Page: 308

View: 3444

By considering different international legal sources, including humanitarian law, human rights and criminal law, this book seeks to identify the rules applicable to International Military Missions engaged in different actions in the context of peace operations.

Perspectives on Kurdistan's Economy and Society in Transition

Volume II

Author: Almas Heshmati,Alan Dilani,Serwan M.J. Baban

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443869716

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

View: 9001

The second scientific World Kurdish Congress was held in October 2012 at Hewler with the theme of improving the quality of life, science and culture for progress in Kurdistan. The papers presented focused on various important aspects of culture, economy, education, health, industry and political science in Kurdistan. The objective of this conference was to create a network of academicians to exchange and develop knowledge and work together with the Kurdistan Regional Government on how to further enhance the progress within the Kurdish society. This volume is a collection of 26 studies presented at the Congress and includes an introduction by the editors and a summary report of the Congress. The topics presented here are diverse, covering several areas pertinent to the current Kurdish situation. The studies are divided into ten areas: namely, agriculture and rural development; diaspora; education and research; health and quality of life; industry; information technology and e-government; infrastructure and development; language; human rights; and politics. In the last part of the volume, the organization committee provides a compilation of recommendations from the Congress to the Kurdistan Regional Government.

International Law Concerning Child Civilians in Armed Conflict

Author: Jenny Kuper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198264859

Category: Law

Page: 283

View: 3299

Each year, many thousands of child civilians are killed, injured, or otherwise physically and psychologically harmed as a result of armed conflicts. There is a considerable body of international law which aims to minimise the harm inflicted on these children, and yet it is little known, or observed. This book is the first major international legal text to focus exclusively on child civilians. It addresses three main questions: (1) what are the precise rules incorporated in the pertinent body of law, and what are its implementation mechanisms? (2) how effective is it (with reference to recent conflicts involving Iraq) in helping to achieve some protection for child civilians? and (3) can it be rendered more effective? The book concludes by proposing a number of strategies to strengthen the impact of the applicable law. As the first detailed analysis of the surprisingly large body of law relevant to the treatment of child civilians, this book is an important contribution to a topical and highly charged human rights issue.

Principles of direct and superior responsibility in international humanitarian law

Author: Ilias Bantekas

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.


Category: Law

Page: 162

View: 8838

Hardcover. Bibliography. Index. This book is a detailed treatise on the forms of criminal responsibility arising from violations of international humanitarian law. It examines the evolution of personal responsibility and its contemporary application to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, and traces the origin and development of such concepts as direct participation, ordering, complicity and inciting. It provides a detailed overview of the law of superior responsibility, and ascertains the nature of internal armed conflicts, the liability therein and the application of humanitarian law in such conflicts.By concentrating in a single volume the criminal aspects of humanitarian law from an immense variety of legal material - including extensive analysis of the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda and the International Criminal Court - this book is essential for postgraduates and academics studying International Humanitarian Law and practitioners of International Law. The International Committee of the Red Cross awarded the 2000 Paul Reuter Prize it.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law:

Author: J. K. Kleffner

Publisher: Asser Press

ISBN: 9789067042703

Category: Law

Page: 588

View: 724

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.

Legal Action

The Bulletin of the Legal Action Group

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Legal services

Page: N.A

View: 2408


Humanitäres Völkerrecht

politische, rechtliche und strafgerichtliche Dimensionen

Author: Jana Hasse,Erwin Müller,Patricia Schneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783789071744

Category: Civil rights

Page: 597

View: 5346


International Law in the Age of Human Rights

General Course on Public International Law

Author: Theodor Meron,Academie De Droit International De La Ha

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff

ISBN: 9789004140202

Category: Law

Page: 489

View: 2004

"In his course, Theodor Meron, President of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, sets out to study the influence of human rights on general international law. Although human rights are central to this course, this is not a course about human rights, but rather about the reforming effect that human rights have on other fields of public international law. By examining most of the general areas of public international law, the author attempts to demonstrate that the influence of human rights is not restricted to one single sector of international law, but that its influence has spread to many other parts, in varying degrees. The humanization of public international law under the impact of human rights has shifted its focus from being State-centred to individual-centred. The author proceeds to study the impact of human rights on public international law in seven chapters. He successively focuses on the humanization of the law of war, the criminalization of violations of international humanitarian law, the law of treaties, the humanization of state responsibility, subjects of international law, sources of international law, and international institutions"--Publisher's description.

A Democratic Future for the Kurds of Turkey

Proceedings of the Conference on North West Kurdistan (South East Turkey), March 12-13, 1994, Brussels

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Democracy

Page: 231

View: 4386


Human Rights Obligations of Non-state Actors

Author: Andrew Clapham

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198298151

Category: Political Science

Page: 613

View: 688

Human rights activists increasingly address the activity of multinational corporations, the policies of international oganizations such as the World Bank and World Trade Organization, and international crimes committed by entities such as armed opposition groups and terrorists. This book presents an approach to human rights which goes beyond the traditional focus on states and outlines the human rights obligations of non-state actors. It finishes with examples of how non-state actors can be held legally accountable for their actions in various jurisdictions and suggests a framework for understanding the limits of human rights in this context.

Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Susan Carolyn Breau,Agnieszka Jachec-Neale

Publisher: British Inst of International & Comparative


Category: Law

Page: 343

View: 6918

This collection of essays comes as the first British Institute of International and Comparative Law publication in the field of international humanitarian law in over a dozen years. This new book explores the important and topical subject of 21st century conflict and the implications for international humanitarian law. The areas covered include in-depth analysis of topical issues such as terrorism and complex security situations, legal fault-lines, contemporary warfare, post-conflict management, and in problems relative to occupation, interrelations between humanitarian law, and human rights. A special section is dedicated to the creation and role of the Iraqi Special Tribunal.