Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2013

Author: Terry D. Gill,Robin Geiß,Robert Heinsch,Tim McCormack,Christophe Paulussen,Jessica Dorsey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462650381

Category: Law

Page: 369

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This volume contains several articles on the topic ‘Detention in non-international armed conflict’, including the Copenhagen Process, and moreover features contributions on autonomous weapons systems, Apartheid and the second Turkel Report. It also contains an elaborate Year in Review and a special section on the high-level Boundaries of the Battlefield symposium, including a conference report and several in-depth reflections on various other aspects of the symposium. The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws governing armed conflict. It provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucial branch of international law. Distinguished by 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.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462650918

Category: Law

Page: 391

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This volume commemorates the centenary of the First World War (1914-2014) and aims to capture 100 years of warfare evolution. Among the main issues addressed are the changing nature of means and methods of warfare, the law of weaponry, and challenges to humanitarian assistance and protection of the civilian population affected by armed conflict. Specific topics include the legal regime governing nuclear weapons, the prohibition of chemical weapons and arms control, the evolution of naval warfare, asymmetric conflicts, the law of occupation and cultural property. A comprehensive Year in Review also describes the most important events and legal developments that took place in 2014. The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws governing armed conflict. It provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucial branch of international law. Distinguished by 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.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – 2004

Author: Avril McDonald

Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press

ISBN: 9789067047647

Category: Law

Page: 804

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After a wave of Palestinian terror attacks directed against Israeli civilians, in which 4 hundreds of them were murdered, Israel launched Operation ‘Defensive Shield’. The operation was launched on 29 March 2002 in order to eradicate the Palestinian 5 terrorist infrastructure and prevent further terrorist attacks. In the context of this operation, on 3 April 2002 the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) entered the refugee 6 camp of Jenin, ‘the capital of the suicide bombers’, from which a terror infrastruc- 7 ture – unprecedented in scope – had perpetrated a large number of terror attacks. It soon became obvious that the Palestinian militants intended to defend the refugee 8 camp using every means they had. These conditions created a real dilemma for the IDF – which approach should be selected to fight the enemy, considering the - quired mission, the safety of the soldiers and the need to minimise injury to inno- 9 cent civilians? The planners of ‘Defensive Shield’ decided to use infantry forces that would progress through the camp in a gradual and cautious manner on a house-to-house 10 basis. The planners knew that there were other modes of military action that could have accomplished the mission more expediently and with minimal risk for 11 the soldiers’ lives – such as the use of aircraft or artillery. However, these alt- natives were rejected because of the desire to minimise collateral damage among 12 the civilian population.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law - 2010

Author: M.N. Schmitt,Louise Arimatsu,Tim McCormack

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9067048119

Category: Law

Page: 744

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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. 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.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Terry.D. Gill,Robin Geiß,Robert Heinsch,Tim McCormack,Christophe Paulussen,Jessica Dorsey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9067049247

Category: Law

Page: 256

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‘Child Soldiers and the Lubanga Case’ and ‘The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare’ are the two central themes of this volume. Each of these timely topics is addressed from three different angles, providing a truly comprehensive analysis of the subject. The book also features an article on the duty to investigate civilian casualties during armed conflict and its implementation in practice and an elaborate year in review, discussing developments that occurred in 2012. The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws governing armed conflict. It provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucial branch of international law. Distinguished by 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.

The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict

Author: Sandesh Sivakumaran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199239797

Category: Law

Page: 657

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Non-international armed conflicts now far outnumber international ones, but the protection afforded by international law to combatants and civilian is not always clear. This book will set out the legal rules and state practice applicable to internal armed conflicts, drawing on armed conflicts from the US civil war to present day.

The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Dieter Fleck

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641499

Category: Law

Page: 768

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This fully updated third edition of The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law sets out an international manual of humanitarian law accompanied by case analysis and extensive explanatory commentary by a team of distinguished and internationally renowned experts. The new edition takes account of recent developments in the law, including the 2010 amendments to the ICC Statute, the progressive evolution of customary law, and new jurisprudence from national and international courts and tribunals. It sheds light on controversial topics like direct participation in hostilities; air and missile warfare; belligerent occupation; operational detention; and the protection of the environment in armed conflict. The book also addresses the growing need to consider the interface between international humanitarian law and human rights, as well as other branches of international law, both during armed conflicts and in post-conflict situations. The commentary both deepens reflection on such innovations, and critically reconsiders views expressed in earlier editions to provide a contemporary analysis of this changing field. Renowned international lawyers offer a broad spectrum of legal opinions, restating the law in this area, which is applicable worldwide. Particular attention is paid to problems of application of the law in recent military campaigns, which are assessed and interpreted in a practice-oriented manner. Based on best-practice rules of global importance, this book gives invaluable guidance to practitioners and scholars of this important body of law.

Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies

International and Domestic Aspects

Author: Derek Jinks,Jackson N. Maogoto,Solon Solomon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 946265008X

Category: Law

Page: 508

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The work analyzes the impact and implementation of international humanitarian law in judicial and quasi judicial bodies. Moreover, acknowledging the high impact domestic jurisdictions have in the configuration of international law, the book does not rest only in an analysis of the international jurisprudence, but delves also into the question of how domestic courts relate to international humanitarian law issues.

Humanitarian Law in Action Within Africa

Author: Jennifer Moore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199856966

Category: Law

Page: 360

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In this book, Jennifer Moore studies the role and application of humanitarian law by considering the experiences of African countries that are emerging from civil wars. Moore first offers an overview of international law, including its essential vocabulary, and then describes four particular subfields of international law: international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and international refugee law. After offering readers this important backdrop, Moore turns to practical mechanisms necessary to implement international humanitarian law, focusing specifically on the experiences of Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Burundi. This study of humanitarian law, despite its focus on Africa's experience, is important to conflict resolution and reconstruction throughout the world.

The Yearbook of Polar Law 2009

Author: Gudmundur Alfredsson,Timo Koivurova,David Kenneth Leary

Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff

ISBN: 9789004178410

Category: Law

Page: 544

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"The Yearbook of Polar Law," based at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Akureyri in Iceland, covers a wide variety of topics relating to the Arctic and the Antarctic. These include: - human rights issues, such as autonomy and self-government vs self-determination, the rights of indigenous peoples to land and natural resources and cultural rights and cultural heritage, indigenous traditional knowledge, - local and national governance issues, - environmental law, climate change, security and environmental implications of climate change, protected areas and species, - regulatory, governance and management agreements and arrangements for the marine environment, marine mammals, fisheries conservation and other biological resources, minerals and oil, - law of the sea, retreating sea ice, continental shelf claims, - territorial claims and border disputes on both land and at sea, - peace and security, dispute settlement, - jurisdictional and other issues in relation to the exploration, exploitation and shipping of oil, gas and minerals, bioprospecting, - trade law, potential shipping lines through the northwest and northeast passages, maritime law and transportation law, and - the roles and actual involvement of international organizations in the Polar regions, such as the Arctic Council, the forums of the Antarctic Treaty System, the European Union, the International Whaling Commission, the Nordic Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations, and NGOs. This first volume contains the presentations made at the first Symposium on Polar Law organised at the University of Akureyri in Iceland in September 2008.

A History of the Laws of War

Author: Alexander Gillespie

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849462037

Category: History

Page: 884

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This unique reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare, from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2,400 BC, and utilizing sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the book pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilization itself. A History of the Laws of War shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars, it has also been trying to find ways of: a) legitimizing different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, b) protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and c) controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus, the book is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives, Volume 2 on civilians in times of armed conflict, and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. As a work of reference, A History of the Laws of War is unrivaled and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself. The volumes can be purchased individually, or as a complete three-volume boxed set.

Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond

Author: Andrea de Guttry,Francesca Capone,Christophe Paulussen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462650993

Category: Law

Page: 533

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This book offers various perspectives, with an international legal focus, on an important and underexplored topic, which has recently gained momentum: the issue of foreign fighters. It provides an overview of challenges, pays considerable attention to the status of foreign fighters, and addresses numerous approaches, both at the supranational and national level, on how to tackle this problem. Outstanding experts in the field – lawyers, historians and political scientists – contributed to the present volume, providing the reader with a multitude of views concerning this multifaceted phenomenon. Particular attention is paid to its implications in light of the armed conflicts currently taking place in Syria and Iraq. Andrea de Guttry is a Full Professor of International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. Francesca Capone is a Research Fellow in Public International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Christophe Paulussen is a Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague, the Netherlands, and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague.

The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents Under the Law of Armed Conflict

Author: Emily Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199578966

Category: History

Page: 213

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On the recent US treatment of detainees in Guantanamo Bay in the "War on Terror", this book draws on considerable legal precedent, legal theory, and policy arguments to make the case that it is time for the law relating to the regulation of armed conflicts to be more uniformly applied. Readership: Scholars of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and international criminal law; post-graduate students; practitioners in these areas.

The Causes of War

Volume 1: 3000 BCE to 1000 CE

Author: Alexander Gillespie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782255974

Category: Law

Page: 284

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This is the first volume of a projected four-volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day, written by a leading international lawyer, and using as its principal materials the documentary history of international law largely in the form of treaties and the negotiations which led up to them. These volumes seek to show why millions of people, over thousands of years, slayed each other. In departing from the various theories put forward by historians, anthropologists and psychologists, Gillespie offers a different taxonomy of the causes of war, focusing on the broader settings of politics, religion, migrations and empire-building. These four contexts were dominant and often overlapping justifications for the first four thousand years of human civilisation, for which written records exist.

Climate Conflicts - A Case of International Environmental and Humanitarian Law

Author: Silke Marie Christiansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319279459

Category: Law

Page: 245

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The book addresses the question of whether the currently available instruments of international environmental and international humanitarian law are applicable to climate conflicts. It clarifies the different pathways leading from climate change to conflict and offers an analysis of international environmental law embedded within the international doctrine of state responsibility. It goes on to discuss whether climate change amounts to an issue covered by Art. 2.4 UN Charter – the prohibition of the use of force. It then considers the possible application of international humanitarian law to climate conflicts. The book also offers a definition of the term “climate conflict”, drawing on legal as well as peace and conflict studies.

Conscience de L'Europe

Author: Jonathan Sharpe

Publisher: Third Millennium Information

ISBN: 9781906507459

Category: Civil rights

Page: 224

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In this book, main events from the Court's history over the last half-century are retraced. As a whole, the publication tells of the Court's enduring commitment to the protection of fundamental human rights.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

2000

Author: Horst Fischer,Avril McDonald,J. DUGARD

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9789067041409

Category: Humanitarian law

Page: 886

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Provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed articles, commentaries on current developments, reports on state practice and documentation that have international humanitarian law as their focal point. All aspects of international la

Liesbeth Lijnzaad: Collected Essays on International Law

Author: Rene Lefeber,David Raic,Mireille Hector,Roeland Boecker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789462367845

Category: Human rights

Page: 494

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On June 14, 2017, Liesbeth Lijnzaad was elected as Judge in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the first Dutch member of the Tribunal. It is one of the many avenues her career could have taken after her years of service as the Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This volume pays tribute to Liesbeth Lijnzaad's contribution to the development of international law to date as a scholar. It brings together all her articles in the fields of general international law and law of treaties, human rights, and women's rights, international humanitarian law, and law of the sea. It necessarily is a snapshot as it may be expected that many more contributions are to come. Eleven chapters are in English and sixteen chapters are in Dutch. [Subject: Law of the Sea, International Law, Human Rights Law]