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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict 3rd ed isbn 9781107544185

The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780521121316
New Edition ISBN: 9781107544185
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521542278
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is the seminal textbook on the law of international armed conflict, written by the leading commentator on the subject.

Focusing on issues arising in the course of hostilities between States, it explores lawful and unlawful combatants, war crimes, prohibited weapons, the distinction between combatants and civilians, legitimate military objectives, and the protection of the environment and cultural property.

The title's exploration of the law as it applies to recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan underlines the topicality of the subject. Recent increased case law and treaties are explored. In addition, Professor Dinstein comments on the ICRC project on Direct Participation in Hostilities and the Harvard HPCR project on Air and Missile Welfare.

In this new edition, the most complex fields in the subject are made more accessible to the student, while the academic rigour which was a hallmark of the first edition is retained.

  • The definitive text on the conduct of hostilities by foremost commentator
  • Topical exploration, focusing on recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Successfully balances academic rigour and clear explanation

Public International Law
1. The general framework
2. Lawful combatancy
3. Prohibited weapons
4. Lawful targets of attack
5. Protection from attack of civilians and civilian objects
6. Measures of special protection from attack
7. Protection of the environment
8. Specific methods of warfare
9. War crimes, orders, command responsibility and defences
General conclusions.