The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
1008
Utgivningsdatum
2014-03-13
Upplaga
New
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Medarbetare
Gaeta, Paola
Dimensioner
250 x 175 x 50 mm
Vikt
1649 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199559695
The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict (inbunden)

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

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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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AJIL, Jens David Ohlin, Cornell Law School Clapham and Gaeta are to be congratulated for their Herculean efforts in assembling a book that fairly represents the vast disagreement and contestation that currently inhabits the legal regulation of warfare. The Handbook paints a complex picture of overlapping legal domains all pushing and competing to regulate military conduct. Whether or not this competitive process is coherent depends on which author in the Handbook is asked, a pluralism that accurately
reflects the state of the field today.


Knut Ipsen, German Yearbook of International Law The Handbook doubtless represents a basic work on international law application in armed conflicts and it is certainly appropriate to determine to a broad extent the further discussion of many of the subjects so diligently examines.


Damien van der Toorn, Australian Year Book of International Law The book is also quite a fresh approach in an increasingly crowded market. The high rate of new publications on international humanitarian law and its associated topics continues, so it is important that entrants have something different to offer. The distinguishing features of this book are its multi-dimensional approach, the calibre of its contributors, and their willingness to offer no-holds-barred opinions on controversial topics. These features comfortably imbue
the book with the requisite value-add... If this book were read cover to cover, the reader would be left with a comprehensive survey of the most important legal issues in the context of modern armed conflicts. It is therefore recommended to those who are seeking this advanced understanding from a
multidimensional, critical perspective.


William St-Michel, International Journal of Criminal Justice ...this handbook is a useful, up-to-date and comprehensive tool for scholars and practitioners, especially judges, dealing with the legal issues arising out of armed conflicts.


Naomi Burke, The British Yearbook of International Law The stated purpose of the Handbook is 'to provide grounding for those who would like to go further with their understanding of the law applicable in armed conflict.' The Handbook fulfils this purpose amply. Not only does it provides a comprehensive introduction to the law applicable in armed conflict, it also offers ample food for thought on the structure of the international legal system and the character of international legal obligations.


William St-Michel, Journal of International Criminal Justice One remarkable feature of The Handbook is its exhaustiveness: it provides a comprehensive overview of the multiple rules and rights that come into play during an armed conflict. Furthermore, it clearly stems from the sum of the essays that the legal framework applicable to an armed conflict is not single-fold, but multifaceted. This handbook is a useful, up-to-date and comprehensive tool for scholars and practitioners, especially judges, dealing with the
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<br>Andrew Clapham is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Before he joined the Graduate Institute of International Studies Institute in 1997, he was the Representative of Amnesty International to the United Nations in New York. His current research relates to the role of non-state actors in international law and related questions in human rights and humanitarian law. Andrew Clapham is the Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. His publications include Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2007), Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors (2006), and International Human Rights Lexicon (2005), with Susan Marks. <br>Paola Gaeta (PhD in Law, European University Institute, 1997) was Assistant Professor (1998), Associate Professor (2001) and then Tenured Professor (2001-2010) of Public International Law at the University of Florence. She is currently Tenured Professor of International Criminal Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor of International Criminal Law at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. Since 2007, she is Director of the LL.M. Programme in International Humanitarian Law of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and since 2011 Director of the Academy itself. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of International Law. Her publications include The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary (ed.), (2009).<br>

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Preface; A. INTRODUCTION; 1. The Law of War: An Historical Perspective; 2. Current Challenges to International Humanitarian Law; 3. The Role of the International Committee of the Red Cross; B. SOURCES; 4. Customary Humanitarian Law Today: From the Academy to the Court Room; 5. Treaties in Armed Conflict; C. LEGAL REGIMES; 6. Land Warfare; 7. Air Warfare; 8. Maritime Warfare; 9. Law of Occupation; 10. The Law Applicable to Peace Operations; 11. The Law of Neutrality; D. KEY CONCEPTS FOR HUMANITARIAN LAW; 12. Prohibited Weapons and the Issue of Superfluous Injury and Unnecessary Suffering; 13. The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants; 14. Proportionality; 15. Genocide and other Crimes Against Humanity in Armed Conflict; 16. Grave Breaches of the Geneva Conventions and other War Crimes; 17. Internal (non-international) Armed Conflicts; E. KEY RIGHTS IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT; 18. The Right to Life; 19. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; 20. Fair Trial; 21. Economy Social and Cultural Rights; 22. Protection of the Environment; 23. Protection of Cultural Property; 24. Human Rights of Members of the Armed Forces; F. KEY ISSUES IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT; 25. Aggression, Self-Defence and the Legitimate Use for Force; 26. Terrorism; 27. Unlawful Combatants; 28. The Applicability of Human Rights Law in Times of Armed Conflict; 29. Refugee Law and the Rights of the Displaced in Times of Armed Conflict; 30. Gender and Armed Conflict; 31. Private Military and Security Companies; G. ANSWERING FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW; 32. The Accountability of Armed Groups; 33. State responsibility and the Individual Right to Compensation before National Courts; 34. Transitional Justice; CONCLUSION