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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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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The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Author: Andrew Clapham,Paola Gaeta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199559694

Category: History

Page: 909

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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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Law Among Nations

An Introduction to Public International Law

Author: Gerhard von Glahn,James Larry Taulbee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317346912

Category: Law

Page: 720

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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.
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The Cambridge Companion to International Law

Author: James Crawford,Martti Koskenniemi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521190886

Category: Law

Page: 471

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A concise, intellectually rigorous and politically and theoretically informed introduction to the context, grammar, techniques and projects of international law.
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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: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454817727

Category: Law

Page: 690

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Experienced authors with over 35 years combined teaching and working in field use fundamental principles and sources of the law of armed conflict to guide discussion about contemporary and future concerns. 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. Features: experienced authors --more than 35 years combined teaching and working in the military, think tanks, and academia uses fundamental principles and sources of the law to inform discussion on contemporary and future questions gives a solid foundation in the law provides analytical tools needed to analyze complex legal situations and problems shows how the law impacts operational and policy decision-making ties the law of armed conflict to related fields connects human rights law and national security law provides a framework for understanding legal paradigms during and after conflict offers innovative tools and materials supports faculty teaching a stand-alone class supports a broader class on a range of related topics
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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: 1850

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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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International Law and Armed Conflict

Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War

Author: Laurie Blank,Gregory P. Noone

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454836849

Category: Law

Page: 500

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Experienced authors with over 35 years combined teaching and working in field use fundamental principles and sources of the law of armed conflict to guide discussion about contemporary and future concerns. 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. Features: experienced authors --more than 35 years combined teaching and working in the military, think tanks, and academia uses fundamental principles and sources of the law to inform discussion on contemporary and future questions gives a solid foundation in the law provides analytical tools needed to analyze complex legal situations and problems shows how the law impacts operational and policy decision-making ties the law of armed conflict to related fields connects human rights law and national security law provides a framework for understanding legal paradigms during and after conflict offers innovative tools and materials supports faculty teaching a stand-alone class supports a broader class on a range of related topics
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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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International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts

Author: Chile Eboe-Osuji

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004202625

Category: Law

Page: 354

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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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