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

Eine Erinnerung an Solferino

Author: Henry Dunant

Publisher: 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: 8110

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.

Understanding International Law

Author: Conway W. Henderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444318258

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 2110

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


Author: Wolfgang Vitzthum,Alexander Proelß

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110433273

Category: Law

Page: 743

View: 9955

Die 7., umfassend neu bearbeitete, hochaktuelle Auflage des Lehrbuchs stellt das gesamte Völkerrecht dar, einschließlich der Bezüge zum Verfassungs- und Europarecht. Behandelt werden neben den Grundlagen (Entwicklung; Rechtsquellen; Völkerrechtsubjekte) die Menschenrechte, das Recht der Internationalen Organisationen, das der Staatenverantwortlichkeit, der Umwelt und der Wirtschaft sowie das humanitäre Völkerrecht.

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

View: 5007

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

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: 6134

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.

Law Among Nations

An Introduction to Public International Law

Author: Gerhard von Glahn,James Larry Taulbee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317346912

Category: Law

Page: 720

View: 1133

Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles and processes. This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law. Learning Goals Trace the development of International Law through key principles and processes. Illustrate important issues and theories using excerpts from landmark cases.

International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts

Author: Chile Eboe-Osuji

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004202625

Category: Law

Page: 354

View: 9148

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.

Die unterste Milliarde

Warum die ärmsten Länder scheitern und was man dagegen tun kann

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641204941

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7879

Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.

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.

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

View: 9531

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.

Internationaler Menschenrechtsschutz

Das Recht der EMRK und des IPbpR

Author: Theodor Schilling

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161547935


Page: 461

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English summary: This book gives a synoptic description of first generation human rights as protected by the ECHR and the CCPR. The new edition has been completely revised and updated. German description: Dieses Lehrbuch veranschaulicht das System des internationalen Menschenrechtsschutzes, wie es sich seit der Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts entwickelt hat und wie es in Deutschland gilt. Fur die dritte Auflage hat Theodor Schilling das gesamte Werk grundlich uberarbeitet und auf den aktuellen Stand der Rechtsprechung (31.12.2015) gebracht. Ganzlich neu konzipiert wurden die Abschnitte uber die Zusicherung der Menschenrechte durch die Vertragsstaaten sowie ihre Hoheitsgewalt, das Recht auf Leben, die Ausubung der Religion und die Fairness im Strafverfahren. Neu eingefugt wurden Abschnitte uber den Menschenhandel und die Freiheitsentziehung im bewaffneten Konflikt.

Menschlichkeit für alle

die Weltbewegung des Roten Kreuzes und des Roten Halbmonds

Author: Hans Haug

Publisher: N.A


Category: Human rights

Page: 715

View: 7814


Räume der Gewalt

Author: Jörg Baberowski

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010854

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7994

Warum tun Menschen einander Gewalt an? In seiner eindringlichen und vieldiskutierten Studie »Räume der Gewalt« zeigt der bekannte Historiker Jörg Baberowski, Autor des mit dem Leipziger Buchpreis 2012 augezeichneten Buches »Verbrannte Erde. Stalins Herrschaft der Gewalt«, warum ein Ende der Gewalt so schwer zu erreichen ist. Eigentlich sehnt jede Erklärung der Gewalt zugleich ihr Ende herbei. Das Leben soll schöner werden und die Gewalt aus ihm verschwinden. Doch die Gewalt war und ist eine für jedermann zugängliche und deshalb attraktive Handlungsoption – und kein »Betriebsunfall« oder »Extremfall«. Wer wirklich wissen will, was geschieht, wenn Menschen einander Gewalt antun, muss eine Antwort auf die Frage finden, warum Menschen Schwellen überschreiten und andere verletzen oder töten. Jörg Baberowski präsentiert nicht nur klare Einsichten über den sozialen, kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Umgang mit Gewalt. Er zeigt zugleich, warum die Abwesenheit von Gewalt sowohl Sehnsucht als auch Utopie bleiben muss.

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: 6115


Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

Author: Daragh Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198791399


Page: 416

View: 6220

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.

Kriege als (Über)Lebenswelten

Schattenglobalisierung, Kriegsökonomien und Inseln der Zivilität

Author: Peter Lock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783801203375

Category: Conflict management

Page: 327

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