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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

ISBN13: 9780198791393
To be Published: November 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Part I
1: Understanding international human rights law
2: Identifying, defining, and classifying the activities of armed forces
3: The extraterritorial applicability of international human rights law
4: Relationship between international human rights law and the law of armed conflict

Part II
5: Conduct of hostilities and targeting
6: Rules of Engagement
7: Weapons
8: Detention and prisoners of war
9: Protection of persons in the hands of the enemy
10: Occupation
11: Peace operations and other multinational operations
12: Humanitarian assistance activities
13: Air operations
14: Maritime warfare
15: Cyber warfare
16: Implementation of human rights law