War Law

Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict

Author: Michael Byers

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555848460

Category: Law

Page: 224

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“Professor Byers’s book goes to the heart of some of the most bitterly contested recent controversies about the International Rule of Law” (Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University). International law governing the use of military force has been the subject of intense public debate. Under what conditions is it appropriate, or necessary, for a country to use force when diplomacy has failed? Michael Byers, a widely known world expert on international law, weighs these issues in War Law. Byers examines the history of armed conflict and international law through a series of case studies of past conflicts, ranging from the 1837 Caroline Incident to the abuse of detainees by US forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Byers explores the legal controversies that surrounded the 1999 and 2001 interventions in Kosovo and Afghanistan and the 2003 war in Iraq; the development of international humanitarian law from the 1859 Battle of Solferino to the present; and the role of war crimes tribunals and the International Criminal Court. He also considers the unique influence of the United States in the evolution of this extremely controversial area of international law. War Law is neither a textbook nor a treatise, but a fascinating account of a highly controversial topic that is necessary reading for fans of military history and general readers alike. “Should be read, and pondered, by those who are seriously concerned with the legacy we will leave to future generations.” —Noam Chomsky
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Völkerrecht

Author: Wolfgang Vitzthum,Alexander Proelß

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110441624

Category: Law

Page: 743

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Diese systematische Gesamtdarstellung des Völkerrechts wendet sich in erster Linie an Studierende und Referendare. Ihnen wollen die Autoren ein Hilfsmittel für Studium und Prüfung geben, das mehr ist als eine Einführung oder ein Kurzlehrbuch. In intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit Literatur, Rechtsprechung und Staatenpraxis soll das Werk zur wissenschaftlichen Durchdringung des Völkerrechts in seiner ganzen thematischen Breite und historischen Tiefe beitragen. Die 7. Auflage des Lehrbuches bietet wiederum eine umfassende, hochaktuelle Darstellung des gesamten Völkerrechts - des Friedens- und des Kriegsrechts sowie des Rechts der Internationalen und die Supranationalen Organisationen - in einem Band, von erfahrenen und renommierten Hochschullehrern verfaßt. Acht gleichgewichtige Abschnitte decken das in rascher Bewegung befindliche Völkerrecht in seiner ganzen thematischen Breite und historischen Tiefe ab: seinen Begriff und seine Quellen; sein Verhältnis zur staatlichen, insb. zur deutschen Rechtsordnung; seine Subjekte - der Staat und der Einzelne, die Internationalen und die Supranationalen Organisationen -; die Raum-, Umwelt-, Wirtschafts- und Kulturordnungen des Völkerrechts; die internationale Verantwortlichkeit, das Völkerstrafrecht, das Recht der Streitbeilegung und das der Sanktionen; das Kriegsrecht und das Recht der Friedenssicherung. Diese Grundlegung soll die selbstständige theoretische Auseinandersetzung sowie die sachgerechte Bearbeitung völkerrechtlicher und -rechtspolitischer Fragestellungen ermöglichen. Darüber hinaus sollen die Beiträge auch in Einzelfragen knapp und zuverlässig über den Stand des Völkerrechts unterrichten und durch weitergehende Hinweise die kritische Auseinandersetzung und umfassendere Information erleichtern.
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Understanding International Law

Author: Conway W. Henderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444318258

Category: Law

Page: 488

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Understanding International Law presents a comprehensive,accessible introduction to the various aspects of international lawwhile addressing its interrelationship with world politics. Presents well-organized, balanced coverage of all aspects ofinternational law Features an accompanying website with direct access to courtcases and study and discussion questions. Visit the site at:ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/internationallaw"www.wiley.com/go/internationallaw/a Includes discussion of the efficacy of international law, atopic unique among international law texts Offers discussion of other topics that most texts do notaddress, such as complete chapters on making the world safer, humanrights, the environment, and the world economy
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Eine Erinnerung an Solferino

Author: Henry Dunant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Solferino, Battle of, Solferino, Italy, 1859

Page: 128

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International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Author: Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657750

Category: History

Page: 531

View: 2986

International law separates international from non-international conflicts. This book discusses how this categorization operates, identifying the legal questions raised. Case studies from Colombia to Iraq show how this classification impacts on issues like detention in armed conflict and the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Author: Andrew Clapham,Paola Gaeta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199559694

Category: History

Page: 909

View: 7648

Written by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts, this Oxford Handbook gives an analytical overview of international law as it applies in armed conflicts. The Handbook draws on international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the law of neutrality to provide a comprehensive picture of the status of law in war.
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International Law and Armed Conflict

Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War

Author: Laurie R. Blank,Gregory P. Noone

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454881356

Category: Law

Page: 832

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Experienced authors with over 45 years combined teaching and working in the field use fundamental principles and sources to instruct and guide discussion about the application of the law of armed conflict to contemporary and future questions. 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. Innovative materials allow flexibility across a range of class scenarios, from a stand-alone course to part of a broader survey class. New to the Second Edition: New technologies and the law of armed conflict, including cyber, unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous weapons systems The conflict in Syria, including ISIS, genocide and chemical weapons attacks Humanitarian assistance and the challenges of protecting the civilian population in urban conflicts Contemporary debates regarding detention in non-international armed conflict, human rights law, and targeted killing Professors and students will benefit from: Experienced authors with over 45 years combined teaching and working in the law of armed conflict field in the military, at think tanks, and in academia Use of the fundamental principles and sources of the law to inform discussions and questions about contemporary and future questions An approach that gives students a solid foundation in the law and the analytical tools they need to analyze complex legal situations and problems and to understand how the law informs and impacts operational and policy decision-making Context that ties together the law of armed conflict with other related fields, such as human rights law and national security law, to provide a complete framework for understanding the legal paradigm applicable during and after conflict Teaching materials include: Substantive and innovative tools and materials to teach this topic as a stand-alone class or as part of a broader class on a range of related topics A Teacher’s manual with additional sources, discussion points, and key background information, all designed for maximum use and flexibility in a range of class scenarios
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International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts

Author: Chile Eboe-Osuji

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004202625

Category: Law

Page: 354

View: 9145

Beginning with an attempt at understanding evil doing during armed conflicts, from both the general perspective and the particular angle of sexual violence itself, this book explores ways of shoring up international legal protection of women from sexual violence in armed conflicts.
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Unchecked And Unbalanced

Presidential Power in a Time of Terror

Author: Schwarz O.,Aziz Huq

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587454

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Thirty years after the Church Committee unearthed COINTELPRO and other instances of illicit executive behavior on the domestic and international fronts, the Bush administration has elevated the flaws identified by the committee into first principles of government. Through a constellation of non-public laws and opaque, unaccountable institutions, the current administration has created a “secret presidency” run by classified presidential decisions and orders about national security. A hyperactive Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice is intent on eliminating checks on presidential power and testing that power’s limits. Decisions are routinely executed at senior levels within the civilian administration without input from Congress or the federal courts, let alone our international allies. Secret NSA spying at home is the most recent of these. Harsh treatment of detainees, “extraordinary renditions,” secret foreign prisons, and the newly minted enemy combatant designation have also undermined our values. The resulting policies have harmed counterterrorism efforts and produced few tangible results. With a partisan Congress predictably reluctant to censure a politically aligned president, it is all the more important for citizens themselves to demand disclosure, oversight, and restraint of sweeping claims of executive power. This book is the first step.
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Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

Author: Daragh Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198791399

Category:

Page: 416

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Although the relationship between international human rights law and the law of armed conflict has been the subject of significant recent academic discussion, there remains a lack of comprehensive guidance in identifying the law applicable to specific situations faced by military forces. Providing guidance for armed forces and practitioners on the detailed application of international human rights law during armed conflict, this book fills that gap. Part 1 of the volume details foundational information relating to international human rights law and human rights institutions, the types of operations that States' armed forces engage in, and how the law of armed conflict and international human rights law apply to regulate different situations. Part 2 provides practical guidance as to the legal regulation of specific situations, including discussion of the conduct of hostilities, detention operations, humanitarian assistance, cyber operations, and investigations. This book is the result of an in-depth process involving both academic and practitioner experts in the law of armed conflict and international human rights law who were convened in meetings at Chatham House chaired by Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House. The group included Professor Francoise Hampson, Essex University; Professor Dapo Akande, Oxford University; Charles Garraway, Fellow at Essex University; Professor Noam Lubell, Essex University; Michael Meyer, British Red Cross; and Daragh Murray, Lecturer at Essex University.
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The Laws of Armed Conflicts

A Collection of Conventions, Resolutions, and Other Documents

Author: Dietrich Schindler,Jiří Toman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789024733064

Category: Law

Page: 1

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This book includes a study of the history of mine warfare at sea from the earliest days to the present time. It will be of interest to military lawyers & to all those concerned with the conduct & control of warfare. At the technical level, it is intended for laymen. While there is a chapter dealing with many technical matters relating to both mine warfare at sea & mine countermeasures, the sole purpose of that chapter is to give the non-technician, whether naval officer or civilian, a basic understanding of various categories of sea mines & their accessories & of mine countermeasure gear. It assumes that, like the author, the reader will have a minimum of electrical & mechanical knowledge. However, it is believed that after finishing this volume the reader will have a much better understanding of the part that mines have played in warfare at sea in past conflicts as well as the part they may be expected to play in any future conflict. Howard S. Levie is Professor Emeritus of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, & Adjunct Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College.
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Menschlichkeit für alle

die Weltbewegung des Roten Kreuzes und des Roten Halbmonds

Author: Hans Haug

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human rights

Page: 715

View: 8479

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Of War and Law

Author: David Kennedy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400827367

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Modern war is law pursued by other means. Once a bit player in military conflict, law now shapes the institutional, logistical, and physical landscape of war. At the same time, law has become a political and ethical vocabulary for marking legitimate power and justifiable death. As a result, the battlespace is as legally regulated as the rest of modern life. In Of War and Law, David Kennedy examines this important development, retelling the history of modern war and statecraft as a tale of the changing role of law and the dramatic growth of law's power. Not only a restraint and an ethical yardstick, law can also be a weapon--a strategic partner, a force multiplier, and an excuse for terrifying violence. Kennedy focuses on what can go wrong when humanitarian and military planners speak the same legal language--wrong for humanitarianism, and wrong for warfare. He argues that law has beaten ploughshares into swords while encouraging the bureaucratization of strategy and leadership. A culture of rules has eroded the experience of personal decision-making and responsibility among soldiers and statesmen alike. Kennedy urges those inside and outside the military who wish to reduce the ferocity of battle to understand the new roles--and the limits--of law. Only then will we be able to revitalize our responsibility for war.
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International Law and the Use of Force

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Shirley V. Scott,Anthony Billingsley,Christopher Michaelsen

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 328

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This book is a discussion of key documents that explain the development, current status, and relevance of the international law governing the initiation of military hostilities.
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International Law and Armed Conflict

United Kingdom Association for Social and Legal Philosophy : Sixteenth Annual Conference at Leicester, 5-7 April, 1990

Author: A. G. D. Bradney,Anthony Bradney

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515059770

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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United Kingdom Association for Social and Legal Philosophy : sixteenth Annual Conference at Leicester, 5-7 April, 1990.
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International Humanitarian Law

Cases, Materials and Commentary

Author: Nicholas Tsagourias,Alasdair Morrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107090598

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Drawing together key documents, case law, reports and other essential materials, International Humanitarian Law offers students, lecturers and practitioners an accessible and critically informed account of the theory, law and practice of international humanitarian law. Providing comprehensive, thematic and targeted coverage of national and international cases and materials, this book successfully balances doctrine with practical application to help students understand how the theories are applied in practice and navigate through jurisprudence with ease. Employing a critical and targeted commentary throughout, this book also helps students to better understand the implications of the law and the challenges facing international humanitarian law today including: cyber war, detention, direct participation in hostilities, human rights in armed conflict and terrorism. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners, International Humanitarian Law offers a thematic and comprehensive treatment of the subject.
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Human Rights and Conflict

Exploring the Links Between Rights, Law, and Peacebuilding

Author: Julie Mertus,Jeffrey W. Helsing

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223763

Category: Political Science

Page: 549

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The relationship between human rights and conflict is dynamic, complex, and powerful, constantly shaping and reshaping the course of both peace and war. Yet, despite its importance, our understanding of this relationship has long been fragmentary, chiefly because three different schools of thought human rights, conflict resolution, and international law have offered three different and often contradictory perspectives.This much-needed volume brings these perspectives together to create a composite picture of the relationship between human rights and conflict. The book s distinguished contributors do not disguise the differences among them indeed, some chapters are followed by commentaries offering an alternative view of the same subject but they also explore the numerous ways in which human rights advocates, negotiators, peacebuilders, and relief agencies can advance and reinforce each other s work."Human Rights and Conflict" is divided into three parts, each capturing the role played by human rights at a different stage in the conflict cycle. From human rights abuses that precipitate violence, through third-party interventions and humanitarian relief efforts, to the negotiation of peace agreements and the building of peace, the volume lays out the actors and issues involved and analyzes the attendant dynamics and dilemmas.Comprehensive, authoritative, and highly readable, this volume is an invaluable resource for professors and their students. With its cutting-edge analyses and timely coverage (of Iraq and counterterrorism measures, for instance), it also offers considerable food for thought for seasoned practitioners and advocates.Julie Mertus, a former senior fellow at the Institute, is an associate professor at American University. Jeffrey W. Helsing is Dean of Curriculum, at USIP's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. "
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