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Customary International Humanitarian Law: Volume 2. Practice - Parts 1 & 2


ISBN13: 9780521839372
ISBN: 0521839378
Published: February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Customary International Humanitarian Law, Volume II: Practice contains, for each aspect of international humanitarian law, a summary of the relevant treaty law and relevant state practice including legislation, military manuals, case-law and official statements, as well as practice of international organisations, conferences and judicial and quasi-judicial bodies. It offers a comprehensive overview of what current or past practice has been in the chosen representative countries around the world.

This original and authoritative work is published by Cambridge in association with the ICRC and will be an essential reference work for anyone involved with international humanitarian law.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Editors' note; Abbreviations
Part I The Principle of Distinction:; 1 Distinction between civilians and combatants; 2 Distinction between civilian objects and military objectives; 3 Indiscriminate attacks; 4 Proportionality in attack; 5 Precautions in attack; 6 Precautions against the effects of attacks
Part II Specifically Protected Persons and Objects:; 7 Medical and religious personnel and objects; 8 Humanitarian relief personnel and Objects; 9 Personnel and objects involved in a peacekeeping mission; 10 Journalists; 11 Protected zones; 12 Cultural property; 13 Works and installations containing dangerous forces; 14 The natural environment
Part III Specific Methods of Warfare: 15 Denial of quarter; 16 Destruction and seizure of property; 17 Starvation and access to humanitarian relief; 18 Deception; 19 Communication with the enemy
Part IV Use of Weapons:; 20 General principles on the use of weapons; 21 Poison; 22 Nuclear Weapons; 23 Biological weapons; 24 Chemical weapons; 25 Expanding bullets; 26 Exploding bullets; 27 Weapons primarily Injuring by non-detectable fragments; 28. Booby-traps; 29. Landmines; 30. Incendiary weapons; 31. Blinding laser weapons.
Part V. Treatment of Protected Persons: Fundamental guarantees; 32. Combatants and prisoner-of-war status; 33. The wounded, sick and shipwrecked; 34. The dead; 35. The missing; 36. Persons deprived of their liberty; 37. Displacement and displaced persons; 38. Other persons with specific needs
Part VI. Implementation:; 39. Compliance with international humanitarian law; 40. Enforcement of international humanitarian law; 41. Reparation; 42. Individual responsibility; 43. War crimes; Appendixes; Treaties; Status of ratifications; Other instruments; Military manuals; National legislation; National case-law; International case-law; Resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council; Resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly; Resolutions adopted by ECOSOC; Resolutions adopted by the UN Commission on Human Rights; Resolutions adopted by the UN Sub-commission on Human Rights; Resolutions adopted by other International Organisations; Resolutions adopted by the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent; Resolutions adopted by the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.