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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War 2nd ed isbn 9781107135604

Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War

ISBN13: 9780521870887
New Edition ISBN: 9781107135604
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War introduces law students and undergraduates to the law of war in an age of terrorism.

What law of armed conflict/international humanitarian law applies to particular armed conflicts? Does that law apply to terrorists as well? What is the status of participants in an armed conflict? What constitutes a war crime? What is a lawful target and how are targeting decisions made? What are rules of engagement? What weapons are lawful and unlawful, and why?

This text takes the reader through these essential questions of the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law to an awareness of finer points of battlefield law. The U.S.-weighted text incorporates lessons from many nations and includes hundreds of cases from jurisdictions worldwide.

Public International Law, International Criminal Law
Part I. Foundation
1. Rules of war, laws of war
2. Codes, conventions, declarations and regulations
3. Two world wars and their law of armed conflict results
4. Protocols and politics
Part II. A Framework
5. Conflict status
6. Individual battlefield status
7. LOAC's four core principles
8. What is a 'war crime'?
Part III. Battlefield Issues
9. Obedience to orders, the first defense
10. Command responsibility and respondeat superior
11. Ruses and perfidy
12. Torture
13. Rules of engagement
14. Targeting
15. Attacks on cultural property
16. The 1980 certain conventional weapons convention
17. Gas, biological and chemical weapons treaties.