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Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict

Edited by: Rain Liivoja , Tim McCormack

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415640374
eBook ISBN: 9780203798362
Adobe ISBN: 9781136028809

10.4324/9780203798362
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Book description

The law of armed conflict is a key element of the global legal order yet it finds itself in a state of flux created by the changing nature of warfare and the influences of other branches of international law. The Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict provides a unique perspective on the field covering all the key aspects of the law as well as identifying developing and often contentious areas of interest.

The handbook will feature original pieces by international experts in the field, including academics, staff of relevant NGOs and (former) members of the armed forces. Made up of six parts in order to offer a comprehensive overview of the field, the structure of the handbook is as follows:

Part I: Fundamentals

Part II: Principle of distinction

Part III: Means and methods of warfare

Part IV: Special protection regimes

Part V: Compliance and enforcement

Part VI: Some contemporary issues

Throughout the book, attention is paid to non-international conflicts as well as international conflicts with acknowledgement of the differences. The contributors also consider the relationship between the law of armed conflict and human rights law, looking at how the various rules and principles of human rights law interact with specific rules and principles of international humanitarian law in particular circumstances.

The Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict provides a fresh take on the contemporary laws of war and is written for advanced level students, academics, researchers, NGOs and policy-makers with an interest in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  War and armed conflict Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The history of international humanitarian law treaty-making Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Conflict characterisation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sources of the law of armed conflict Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Basic principles Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Impact of human rights law Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Combatants Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Military objectives Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Protection of civilians in the conduct of hostilities Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Direct participation in hostilities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Conventional weapons Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Chemical and biological weapons Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Nuclear weapons in international law Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Methods of land warfare Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Law of naval warfare Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Air and missile warfare Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Detention under the law of armed conflict Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Wounded and sick, and medical services Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Women and war Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Children and the law of armed conflict Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cultural property Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The protection of the environment Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The protection of humanitarian relief Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The applicability of the laws of armed conflict to peacekeeping operations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Occupation and territorial administration Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Neutrality revisited Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The role of the International Committee of the Red Cross Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Reciprocity and reprisals Download PDF
Chapter  30:  State responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Reparations for violations in armed conflict and the emerging practice of making amends Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Individual liability in international law Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Investigations under international humanitarian law Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Role of international courts and tribunals Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Universal jurisdiction over war crimes Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Emerging technologies of warfare Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Private military and security companies Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The rule of law in war Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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